Anishnaabemownin and Program Development

Program: ANPD
Credential: Ontario College Diploma
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 4 Semesters
Duration: 2 Years
Effective: Fall 2017
Location: Barrie


Students acquire Anishnaabemowin skills to develop and implement sustainable language programs in Indigenous communities and organizations. Students practice their speaking skills by interacting in the classroom, language lab, and in the community. The history of Anishnaabemowin and current issues affecting revitalization and preservation are also studied. Incorporating the Anishnaabe world view, students examine the role and importance of Anishnaabemowin in ceremony, cultural values, and community.

Career Opportunities

This program prepares students for a variety of language-related careers, including teacher of Anishnaabemowin as a second language, translator, language consultant, language specialist or storytellers. Students may find employment in school boards, communities, government agencies, education facilities and more.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • apply functional knowledge of the Anishnaabemowin language and writing systems to community language programming initiatives;
  • identify spoken Anishnaabemowin in a variety of contexts;
  • apply knowledge of Anishnaabe cultural values to develop community language programming initiatives;
  • promote community language programming initiatives applying relevant knowledge of Anishnaabe linguistic history and dialects;
  • recommend Anishnaabe-specific teaching methods in the development of an Anishnaabemowin program;
  • implement Indigenous language programming that addresses critical sociocultural issues;
  • apply sustainability best practices in the workplace and community to preserve the Anishnaabe language;
  • converse at a functional level in Anishnaabemowin;
  • identify entrepreneurial opportunities within community to revitalize and preserve Anishnaabemowin;
  • use the Fiero writing system to express ideas and tell stories;
  • lead language learning activities in small groups.

The Program Progression

Fall Intake

  • Sem 1: Fall 2017
  • Sem 2: Winter 2018
  • Sem 3: Fall 2018
  • Sem 4: Winter 2019


A number of articulation agreements have been negotiated with universities and other institutions across Canada, North America and internationally. These agreements are assessed, revised and updated on a regular basis. Please contact the program co-ordinator for specific details if you are interested in pursuing such an option. Additional information can be found on our website at

Admission Requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:

Graduation Requirements

19 Mandatory Courses
2 Communications Courses
4 Anishnaabemowin Labs
3 General Education Courses

Graduation Eligibility

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.


Mandatory Courses
ANPD 1000History of Anishnaabemowin
ANPD 1001Writing Systems
ANPD 1002Verbs and Nouns 1
ANPD 1003Language in the Home
ANPD 1005Kinoomaadwin 1
ANPD 1006Language in the Community
ANPD 1007Verbs and Nouns 2
ANPD 1008Anishnaabemowin Resources 1
ANPD 2000Language Preservation and Revitalization
ANPD 2001Anishnaabemowin Resources 2
ANPD 2002Language Placement 1
ANPD 2003Language in the Workplace
ANPD 2004Anishnaabemowin Structures
ANPD 2006Language in the Natural Environment
ANPD 2007Language Placement 2
ANPD 2008Anishnaabemowin Program Development
ANPD 2009Interactive Anishnaaemowin
ANPD 2010Kinoomaadwin 2
INDG 1001Indigenous Heritage, Tradition and Culture
Anishnaabemowin Labs
ANPD 1004Anishnaabemdaa 1
ANPD 1009Anishnaabemdaa 2
ANPD 2005Anishnaabemdaa 3
ANPD 2011Anishnaabemdaa 4
Communications Courses
Select 2 courses from the communications list during registration.
General Education Courses
Select 3 courses from the general education list during registration.

Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.