This website will primarily use the Odawa Ojibwe Language of the Central Ontario Region. However, we will honor all surrounding dialects and translations that are posted to our website through blogs, submissions and webpage links.
Dialects of the Ojibwe language vary from community to community. Communities within the same province and even the same area code may have similar but different dialect usage. It is important that the users and developers of this website keep in mind that there are no wrong answers when attempting the use any dialect in the language. Many of us are beginners. Let us keep a open mind and heart to all dialects and honor our traditional roots by trying to use our own dialects in the process. In learning, this can be a challenging thing to do in the beginning, however it also leads to stronger speakers as we continue to grow and respect each-others differences.
The Right and Left Side of the Ojibwe Heart
"Bruce reminds us of the strong connection between language and culture. While English is a language of nouns, Ojibwe is a language of verbs. For the Ojibwe, the world is alive, and dynamic relationships exist between the people and their natural environment."
AcademIK Connections - Indigenous Ways of Knowing. (2012). You Tube. Retrieved from