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Bdote Learning Center

Bdote Learning Center is a K-6 tuition-free MN public charter school offering a unique immersion program in Dakota & Ojibwe.

With only a handful of Dakota & Ojibwe 1st language speakers left in Minnesota, Bdote opened its doors in 2014 to help create more speakers of the language.

Learning is place-based, experiential, and academically rigorous. Students are immersed in rigorous, active, interdisciplinary learning projects, often involving learning outside of school walls. Curriculum content is tied to the geographical surroundings of the school, the local history, landscape, ecology, and Native languages and cultures. The curriculum and program are aligned with MN State standards. Students will graduate fluent in Dakota or Ojibwe and will be academically prepared for post-secondary education.

We are fundraising for intersession activities, classroom libraries, and field trips. Your donation will help teachers and staff to create more speakers of the language so that the language does not vanish.

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