Say It First

Indigenous Language Revitalization

Rainy River District, Ontario (Ojibwe /Anishinaabe)

Rainy River, Ontario

Rainy River District, Northern Ontario, Ojibwe SayITFirst has been helping groups and individuals in the acquisition of the Ojibwe language.

This includes individuals and groups from:

  • Ontario Ministry of Education,
  • Rainy River District School Board,
  • Seven Generations Education Institute,
  • Couchiching First Nation,
  • Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation,
  • Mitaanjigamiing First Nation,
  • Naicatchewenin First Nation,
  • Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation,
  • Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation,
  • Rainy River First Nations,
  • Seine River First Nation,
  • Zhingwaako Zaaga’igan First Nation.

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The Elders Speak

Brent Tookenay-CEO of Seven Generations Educational Institute


“SayITFirst has been a real catalyst for Seven Generations Educational Institute and our partnership with the Rainy River District School Board.  It has allowed us to become a driving force in the revitalization of Native Languages.”

Mike & Mary Ito
Mike and Mary Ito, host of CBC Radio, Fresh Air