American Indian & Indigenous Studies / Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian & African Languages
John-Paul Chalykoff, Instructor, American Indian & Indigenous Studies / Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian & African Languages, is a graduate of Algoma University / Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Anishinaabemowin. He went on to complete a Bachelor of Education from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, with qualifications to teach Native Studies and History. He completed additional qualifications to teach Ojibwe and French as Second Languages. In addition to being an Ontario Certified Teacher in Good Standing through the Ontario College of Teachers, he holds a Master of Education from Lakehead University.
His academic interests are Ojibwe / Anishinaabe language revitalization, second language teaching / acquisition, Anishinaabe history / history of the Great Lakes region, Indigenous Studies, and finding ways to combine music, language, and education. One of his main focuses while working on his Master of Education was writing new and original Ojibwe children songs.
Chalykoff is Ojibwe / Anishinaabe from Michipicoten First Nation, and French Canadian.