Stoney Education Authority introduces written language learning resources for Stoney language

Stoney Nakoda First Nation has introduced new written language learning resources to preserve the Stoney language. The Stoney Education Authority has introduced an advanced textbook and a dictionary, as well as a podcast featuring stories from elders. The written texts will preserve the traditional oral language, support language revitalization, and ensure that future generations will be able to access these resources and continue speaking the language. “I’m very proud to be part of this because we’re losing our language,” said Virgle Stephens, an elder from the Stoney Nakoda First Nation who helped develop the texts. “Maybe this is a new way to bring our language back by writing it down. We are working on it, and I hope the children of the next generation would use it because it’s for them.”

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