Ojibwe: The Language of Our People

about us

Waadookodaading, Helping One Another, utilizes the gift of the Ojibwe language as a means through which students and the community can achieve the ultimate goal of Indigenous survival and tribal sovereignty through realization of personal, family, cultural, spiritual, environmental, and educational goals.

The Institute began as the Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion School whose mission is to create proficient speakers of the Ojibwe language who are able to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing world.

OUR values

Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Institute exists to use Ojibwe medium education to strengthen the Anishinaabe people, language, and culture.


In an educational landscape that rarely reflects the presence of American Indian teachers, scholars, and educational leaders, Waadookodaading is a shining example of transformative education in practice.