Universities, polytechnics, grade schools offer classes, workshops on Indigenous languages

Several schools and community centres are hosting classes, workshops, and other opportunities to help students learn Indigenous languages. In New Brunswick, Governor General Mary Simon visited Wolastoqey immersion school Kehkimin, which is teaching Indigenous youth the Wolastoqey language and culture. Concordia University Indigenous Directions Senior Director Manon Tremblay shared how she created a casual and engaging learning environment at the university where people could learn about the Plains Cree language and culture. In Manitoba, CBC reports that an eight-week Anishinaabemowin course at Red River College Polytechnic is helping revitalize “one of the oldest and most historically important Native American languages in North America.” The Galt Museum, Sik-Ooh-Kotoki Friendship Society, and Blackfoot Resource Hub are co-hosting Blackfoot language classes that are taught by instructors such as Red Crow College Student Crystal Oka and Galt Museum Community Program Coordinator Kristin Krein.

CBC (Kehkimin) | Concordia | CBC (RRC Polytech) | Lethbridge Herald (Galt)