Canada invests $1.8M into classes, immersion campus, professional development to revitalize Kaska language

The Government of Canada is investing $1.8M into the revitalization of the Kaska language in the Liard First Nation over the next five years. The funding will support a variety of educational and cultural initiatives, such as online and community classes, summer Kaska language and cultural immersion camps, and staff professional development and language training. The First Nation will also use the funds to develop linguistic resources, such as a Kaska grammar guide, verb reference, and illustrated language book for children. The community also plans to enhance the Kaska cards language app; process, translate, and transcribe Kaska recordings; and digitize and archive Kaska language materials.