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A Minneapolis school is immersing students in both Dakota and Ojibwe


April 26, 2019

Bdote Learning Center teacher Binesiikwe Briggs goes over a writing assignment in Ojibwe immersion class with first-grader Jayden Smith inside the school on April 18, 2019. Briggs is a member of the White Earth Nation and Smith is a member of the Red Lake Nation. Evan Frost | MPR News

Immersion schools are not uncommon. But immersion schools that attempt to offer two different languages in one building are rare.

Bdote Learning Center, a public charter school in Minneapolis, has been providing immersion instruction to students in both Dakota and Ojibwe for almost five years now.


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