The “Anishinaabemowin” spoken by the people of Kettle and Stony Point reflects the historical and cultural diversity of its First Nations people. The Anishinaabe belong to the Three Fires Confederacy comprised of Ojibways, Potawotamis, and Odawas. The dialectical difference in the Anishinaabemowin spoken by the fluent members of Kettle and Stony Point reflects their unique history; the language is a combination of both Pottawatomi and Ojibway.
Today there are fewer than ten fluent speakers presently in the community, a standard by which the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declares as ‘endangered’. Currently there is a long-term language revitalization strategy in effect to halt the decline in language fluency and usage that includes community language classes for adults and families, as well as the language classes taught in Kettle and Stony Point’s elementary school, and the creation of teaching materials that will be available online.
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