Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Anishinaabemowin is the language of the Anishinaabe nation, and one of the oldest and most historically important Native American languages in North America. The Anishinaabemowin will be first taught at Queen's in fall term of 2017. The two courses ( one in the fall and the continuation in the winter term) will give students rudimentary knowledge of the language and, through an exploration of traditions, philosophies and histories, an understanding of Ojibwe people.

  • Medicine Bear

    Medicine Bear by Carl Ray (1977), a founding member of ‘Indian Group of Seven’. Ray executed his work in the style of the Woodlands School (often referred to as "legend painting" style).

  • wild rice

    Wild rice - Manoomin - was an important part of Ojibwe diet and became a favorite of European settlers as well. Source:

  • Anishinaabe shoulder bag

    Unrecorded Anishinaabe artist, shoulder bag (without strap) (Anishinaabe, Ojibwa, Ontario, 1820), black-dyed native tanned leather, porcupine quills, tin cones, silk ribbon, dyed hair (courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art, photo by Dirk Bakker)

  • Ojibwe pictographs

    Canoe, Michipeshu, and two giant serpents (chignebikoogs), panel VIII, Agawa Rock, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada. Photo by D. Gordon E. Robertson

  • Ojibwe signs

    A bilingual which-way sign at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The languages are English and Ojibwe. Photo by vidioman