Indigenous Languages Playlist:

Strengthening and Reclaiming Languages

Beginning with these ten videos, visitors to this page will learn about language education programs as well as gain insights into the central role Indigenous languages hold in passing on one's culture, identity, and relations with the land. Start with the overview below. After viewing all ten, click on the "Search" button and find other stories about Indigenous language education in Canada.
Knowing Ourself First Before We Go Ahead -Traditional Knowledge Holder Darlene Kappo
Traditional Knowledge Holder Darlene Kappo shares her views on teaching Woodland Cree, the language of her community, Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, AB. She talks about how language and culture are inseparable because language is the basis of her culture. Among many things, she discusses differences between Cree dialects and how direct experiences and time are needed to pass on cultural knowledge and immerse oneself in and learn one’s language.