Anishinaabemowin Teg is a non profit charitable corporation dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the Anishinaabemowin (Language) of the Anishinaabe (people) of the Great Lakes region.
In 1994, a group of Anishinaabe language speakers gathered to develop an organization through a conference. The first conference was in 1995 in which the first board came together to develop the organization’s mandate. They developed policies and by-laws which formed the foundations of Anishinaabemowin Teg. The organization was incorporated October 24, 1995.
The first gathering was held in Sault Ste. Marie, historically known as the gathering place for the Three Fires Confederacy, the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potowatomi of the Great Lakes region.
Each year, Anishinaabemowin Teg Inc. hosts its annual conference at the end of March in the Sault Ste. Marie area. The conference coincides with the Official Aboriginal Language Day which was declared by the Assembly of First Nations.
Declaration of National Aboriginal Language Day
Aboriginal Language is a birth right.
Language is essential to culture.
Aboriginal language is an asset.
Aboriginal control of language is essential.
Aboriginal languages are equal.
At each conference, the Board of Directors host their Annual General Meeting of members, and presents their annual language scholarships to elementary, secondary, and post secondary students who have submitted a language tape.