On December 7, 2010, the Fond du Lac RBC passed a resolution making Ojibwe the official language of the Fond du Lac Reservation. Since then, with the dedicated efforts of the Language Advisory Committee, Manidoo Maa’iingan Marcus Ammesmaki, Gwayakogaabaw Rick Gresczyk and Ozhaawashkogiizhigookwe Janis Fairbanks, Anishinaabemowin Coordinator for the reservation, who came on board January 12, 2015, the program has already hosted two major events, formed a language table and gathered language resources. The program will host a strategic planning session in early 2016, specific to Ojibwe Language.

We are in the process of developing a community-wide, culturally based Ojibwe Language Program for the Fond du Lac Reservation. We welcome your input as we move toward honoring Ojibwe as the official language on the Fond du Lac Reservation.

Ojibwe Speakers Availability Information Form

Artist Application Form

(Right click the links above and choose Save target as... or Save link as... to save the pdf to your computer, then fill out the form and you can save it filled out, then email it to the address on the form.)

Language Advisory Committee

Thomas Howes
Natural Resources Program Manager


Dawn LaPrairie
Ojibwe teacher—FDL Ojibwe School

Vice Chair

Marcus Ammesmaki
Ojibwe teacher—FDL Ojibwe School


Tara L. Dupuis
K-12 Building Wide Principal—FDL Ojibwe School
Wayne Dupuis
Environmental Program Manager
Ralph C. Fairbanks
Elder Ojibwe Language Speaker

Jennifer Johnson
Superintendent—FDL Ojibwe School


Jacob "Sonny" Greensky
Ojibwe language instructor OJS (retired)
Elder Advisor

Address any comments, suggestions or questions to:

Janis A. Fairbanks., Ph.D.
Anishinaabemowin Coordinator
Email Link