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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. All back issues are now perpetually in print and available from lulu.com, a trusted web-based print-on-demand service. They are also listed on amazon.com and Google Book Search.

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
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ONJ Vol 7 Num 2
ISBN 978-1-257-10875-6
Spring 2010
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ONJ Vol 7 Num 1
ISBN 978-1-4583-6299-5
Fall 2009
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ONJ Vol 6 Num 1 and 2
ISBN 978-1-257-02357-8
Spring and Fall 2003
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ONJ Vol 5 Num 2
ISBN 978-1-257-02318-9
Fall 1998
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ONJ Vol 5 Num 1
ISBN 978-1-257-02280-9
Spring 1998
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ONJ Vol 4 Num 2
ISBN 978-1-257-02266-3
Fall 1997
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ONJ Vol 4 Num 1
ISBN 978-1-257-02261-8
Spring 1997
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ONJ Vol 3 Num 2
ISBN 978-1-257-02254-0
Fall 1996
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ONJ Vol 3 Num 1
ISBN 978-1-257-02200-7
Spring 1996
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ONJ Vol 2 Num 1
ISBN 978-1-257-01072-1
Fall, 1995
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ONJ Vol 1 Num 3
ISBN 978-1-257-01042-4
1991
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ONJ Vol 1 Num 2
ISBN 978-1-257-01026-4
1990
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ONJ Vol 1 Num 1
ISBN 978-1-257-01015-8
1990
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