History and Back Issues

Oshkaabewis started in 1979 as an indigenous newsletter at Bemidji State University. It was reconfigured as the Oshkaabewis Native Journal in 1990, then and now the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language.

The editorial staff has included Earl Otchingwanigan (Nyholm), Kent Smith, David Gonzales, John Nichols, and Anton Treuer. Starting in 1996, the ONJ began to produce audio material to accompany the journal.

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In 2010, the ONJ received a generous grant from the Minnesota History & Culture Grant Program, funded by Minnesota tax dollars as part of the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment, to archive all print and audio material on the Bemidji State University website.

Bemidji State University is proud to be the home of the ONJ, as a critical part of its ongoing commitment to fine academic scholarship and the vibrant cultural and linguistic traditions of the Anishinaabe people. Recognizing the need for abundant high-quality scholarship on the Ojibwe language and ease of access to such work, we are pleased to present all audio material and electronic versions of all print material for all back issues of the ONJ for free.

The following is a complete and comprehensive listing of all back issues:

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ONJ Vol 8 Num 1
ISBN 978-1-105-40903-5
Spring 2011
Download ONJ Vol 8 Num 1 (PDF 5.9 MB)
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ONJ Vol 7 Num 2
ISBN 978-1-257-10875-6
Spring 2010
Download ONJ Vol 7 Num 2 (PDF 5.6 MB)
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ONJ Vol 7 Num 1
ISBN 978-1-4583-6299-5
Fall 2009
Download ONJ Vol 7 Num 1 (PDF 10.3 MB)
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ONJ Vol 6 Num 1 and 2
ISBN 978-1-257-02357-8
Spring and Fall 2003
Download ONJ Vol 6 Num 1 and 2 (PDF 27.9 MB)
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Download ONJ Vol 6 Num 1-2 Audio (ZIP 232.8 MB)
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ONJ Vol 5 Num 2
ISBN 978-1-257-02318-9
Fall 1998
Download ONJ Vol 5 Num 2 (PDF 31.6 MB)
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Download ONJ Vol 5 Num 2 Audio (ZIP 78.6 MB)
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ONJ Vol 5 Num 1
ISBN 978-1-257-02280-9
Spring 1998
Download ONJ Vol 5 Num 1 (PDF 48.6 MB)
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Download ONJ Vol 5 Num 1 Audio (ZIP 133.2 MB)
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ONJ Vol 4 Num 2
ISBN 978-1-257-02266-3
Fall 1997
Download ONJ Vol 4 Num 2 (PDF 44.3 MB)
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ONJ Vol 4 Num 1
ISBN 978-1-257-02261-8
Spring 1997
Download ONJ Vol 4 Num 1 (PDF 55.1 MB)
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Download ONJ Vol 4 Num 1 Audio (ZIP 167.6 MB)
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ONJ Vol 3 Num 2
ISBN 978-1-257-02254-0
Fall 1996
Download ONJ Vol 3 Num 2 (PDF 34 MB)
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Download ONJ Vol 3 Num 2 Audio (ZIP 93.6 MB)
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ONJ Vol 3 Num 1
ISBN 978-1-257-02200-7
Spring 1996
Download ONJ Vol 3 Num 1 (PDF 35.8 MB)
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Download ONJ Vol 3 Num 1 Audio (ZIP 113.6 MB)
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ONJ Vol 2 Num 1
ISBN 978-1-257-01072-1
Fall 1995
Download ONJ Vol 2 Num 1 (PDF 39.1 MB)
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ONJ Vol 1 Num 3
ISBN 978-1-257-01042-4
1991
Download ONJ Vol 1 Num 3 (PDF 72.1 MB)
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ONJ Vol 1 Num 2
ISBN 978-1-257-01026-4
1990
Download ONJ Vol 1 Num 2 (PDF 45.1 MB)
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ONJ Vol 1 Num 1
ISBN 978-1-257-01015-8
1990
Download ONJ Vol 1 Num 1 (PDF 38.6 MB)
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