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Language: Cree

  • Apr 20, 2012
  • 02:35 AM

The language that became a mighty weapon

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Developed by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, “Native Words, Native Warriors” shares the stories of the code talkers, U.S. military soldiers who came from more than a dozen Native American tribes.
  • Mar 30, 2012
  • 05:51 PM

Cree language being lost as people migrate to urban areas

Lenny Carpenter / Wawatay News
As more Mushkegowuk people leave their reserve to live in the city, the more the Cree language will be lost, says Anastasia Wheesk, Native Education Co-ordinator at the Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre in Timmins. “To me, seems like the Cree language is diminishing quickly,” Wheesk said.
  • Mar 29, 2012
  • 03:26 PM

Dene Languages Apps

Government of the Northwest Territories
The five Dene languages available in these apps are Tlicho, North Slavey, South Slavey, Gwich’in and Chipewyan. The apps are available for the touch-screen technology platforms and have language learning components, games and quizzes. Categories include family, actions, commands, food, animals, trapping and hunting. The next language apps to be developed will be in Cree, Inuvialuktun and Inuinnaqtun.
  • Feb 22, 2012
  • 03:26 PM

Je Speak Inuktitut

Zachary Kuehner / The Mark
Aboriginal languages should be integrated into all public-school curricula so they are made available to all young Canadians, regardless of background. This may sound naïve (some may even think it misguided), but the groundwork is already being laid. Nunavut has created a bilingual education system – English and Inuktitut...
  • Jul 23, 2011
  • 03:10 PM

Starting at home: A revival of Cree culture

Jason Warick / StarPhoenix
The atmosphere is festive, but officials say the camp is about something much deeper. It's one part of a major push by the Lac La Ronge Indian Band - and a number of school divisions and First Nations such as Onion Lake - to revive the Cree language and traditions.
  • Jun 19, 2011
  • 05:55 PM

Provincial archives honours missionaries who devised written language for First Nations

Gayle Simonson / Edmonton Journal
In The Canadian Journal of Native Studies (XXIII, 2(2003): page 287) authors R. Alison Lewis and Louis-Jacques Dorais suggest that the three languages most often written in the syllabic script, Ojibwa, Cree and Inuktitut, are the only three Canadian aboriginal languages with excellent chances of surviving up to the end of the 21st century...
  • Apr 25, 2011
  • 01:45 AM

Nehiyaw Pimatisiwin Cree language and culture program

Edmonton Journal
Alberta Education has developed a 12-year Cree language and culture program of studies that serves as the basis of our new program. The name of the new program, suggested by the Council of Elders, is Nehiyaw Pimatisiwin which translated means Cree Person Way of Life.

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