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Some Bemidji classrooms to get Ojibwe name signs
Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Classrooms in the Bemidji School District are getting some new names — in Ojibwe.

The Pioneer newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/AjvV3s) that dozens of signs featuring words in Ojibwe are being made by five students at Bemidji High School and will placed throughout the school district.

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The project is being funded by Bemidji's Ojibwe Language Project, a subcommittee of Shared Vision, a Bemidji group that's working for friendlier relations between American Indians and the majority culture.

School administrators thought the signs were a great idea but the district didn't have the $2,000 needed for the signs. So project leaders have raised most of the money from local businesses. They still need about $250.

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Information from: Pioneer, http://www.bemidjipioneer.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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