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Ojibwe student takes unique approach to learning his language


Jolene Banning
APTN News
A 19 year old Ojibwe student from the Peguis First Nation is taking a new spin on learning his language.

Westin Sutherland dubs over popular cartoons like Sailor Moon, Spongebob Squarepants and Anime in Ojibwe, Cree and Saulteaux.

Sutherland is enrolled in the linguistic and Indigenous history program at the University of Manitoba.

He gets help from his grandmother Valerie Hudson and teacher Millie Moar.

Sutherland says the project isn’t without its challenges.

“A lot of the challenge is translating because a lot of these cartoons use English slang, English terms that don’t exist in our language,” he said.

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