The American Indian Teacher Corps Program
Gekinoo´imaagejig ´the ones who teach´
Gekinoo´imaagejig is a program committed to the recruitment, retention, and graduation of American Indians and others interested in becoming teachers. The program offers a curriculum grounded in Ojibwe language and culture. Students will receive a K–6 Elementary Education teaching license and a K–8 Ojibwe language specialty teaching license. Gekinoo´imaagejig is dedicated to the revitalization of the Ojibwe language.
White Earth American Indian Teacher Corps Project
The White Earth Tribal and Community College American Indian Teacher Corps Project in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Duluth Department of Education will prepare teachers seeking a Minnesota state teaching license in Elementary/Middle School (K-8) Education. The Program is grounded in culturally based pedagogy and curriculum and will utilize technology-based instruction.
A K–6 elementary education with K–8 teaching Ojibwe Language specialty program committed to the recruitment, retention & graduation of Indigenous students interested in becoming teachers.
Components of the Gekinoo´imaagejig Teacher Education Program
- Holistic Advising
- Recognition of ´space and place´
- Curriculum grounded in recent research on Indigenous education and use of American Indian Learner Outcomes
- Anishinaabe values/traditions provide the foundations for the content of courses, field experiences, and teaching
- Candidates earn an Anishinaabe language specialty
Our students will follow mino–bimaadizi–win (the good path). They will live there in ways which both honors themselves and all lives they touch. Individuals, families, communities, and tribal nations will be spiritually, emotionally, and physically healthy and whole. Through this education program students, staff and faculty will walk this path together.
All of those who complete Gekinoo´imaagejig will be actively working for the betterment of Indigenous people and their communities to which they belong. They will have completed an educational system that has imbedded as its core values The Good Path of the Anishinaabe.
- Honor the Creator, the Great Mystery
- Honor Elders
- Honor the plants and animals
- Honor women
- Keep our promises and uphold our pledges
- Show kindness to everyone, even to those with whom we disagree
- Be peaceful in body and spirit
- Be courageous
- Be moderate in our dreams, thoughts, words, and deeds.
The knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes candidates acquire will be based on validated research and presented through an Indigenous epistemology, or lens. However, the education provided will lend an Anishinaabe wisdom that can provide wisdom for all communities.
- Program Advisor
- Jennifer Niemi
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: (218) 726-8419