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Some Bemidji classrooms to get Ojibwe name signs

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

The Pioneer newspaper reports ( 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.

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.


Information from: Pioneer,

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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