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Thomas Fiddler Memorial Elementary School

Kelsey Jaggard speaks with Darlene Kakepetum about Indigenous programming at Thomas Fiddler Memorial Elementary School in Sandy Lake, Ontario. Thomas Fiddler Memorial Elementary School provides Kindergarten to Grade 6 level education and is located in Sandy Lake First Nation, Ontario. With a K – 5 Oji-Cree immersion program, the school is looking to expand language […]

Kelsey Jaggard speaks with Darlene Kakepetum about Indigenous programming at Thomas Fiddler Memorial Elementary School in Sandy Lake, Ontario.
Thomas Fiddler Memorial Elementary School provides Kindergarten to Grade 6 level education and is located in Sandy Lake First Nation, Ontario. With a K – 5 Oji-Cree immersion program, the school is looking to expand language revitalization and provide cultural opportunities for its students.

Oji-Cree Education & Knowledge

Kelsey Jaggard talks to Elder Charlotte Rae about the importance of Oji-Cree language immersion and revitalization. Indigenous languages are being lost at an alarming rate and their revitalization is at the forefront of cultural reclamation within Indigenous communities. Elder Charlotte Rae speaks about being an Oji-Cree language educator and shares her thoughts on Indigenous language […]

Kelsey Jaggard talks to Elder Charlotte Rae about the importance of Oji-Cree language immersion and revitalization.

Indigenous languages are being lost at an alarming rate and their revitalization is at the forefront of cultural reclamation within Indigenous communities. Elder Charlotte Rae speaks about being an Oji-Cree language educator and shares her thoughts on Indigenous language education. Elder Charlotte also worked on the KOBE Language Learning application. See links below.

Master-Apprentice Indigenous language revitalization in Michif and Other Indigenous Languages

Prairies to Woodlands Indigenous Language Revitalization Circle Master-Apprentice Indigenous language revitalization aims to build the capacity of fluent-speaking Elders and others (“masters”) and committed learners (“apprentices”) to work as language learning teams in hopes of keeping their endangered ancestral languages alive. P2WILRC, a grassroots all-volunteer community group based in the Parkland, was given a grant […]

Prairies to Woodlands Indigenous Language Revitalization Circle Master-Apprentice Indigenous language revitalization aims to build the capacity of fluent-speaking Elders and others (“masters”) and committed learners (“apprentices”) to work as language learning teams in hopes of keeping their endangered ancestral languages alive. P2WILRC, a grassroots all-volunteer community group based in the Parkland, was given a grant from Canadian Heritage’s Aboriginal Language Initiative to run the MAP pilot project. At the time of this interview, there are five funded Master-Apprentice Program (MAP) teams—three Michif, one Swampy Cree, and one Ojibwe who will work for upwards of 300 hours together by March 31, 2019.

Victoria Linklater Memorial School Language Program

Kelsey Jaggard interviews Rachel Ombash in Sioux Lookout, Ontario at the KOBE Language Learning app launch. Rachel Works with the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Board of Education as an Oji-Cree language teacher in North Spirit Bay. She describes the language program she co-facilitates with a fellow language speaker and her dreams for language education and revitalization. The […]

Kelsey Jaggard interviews Rachel Ombash in Sioux Lookout, Ontario at the KOBE Language Learning app launch.
Rachel Works with the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Board of Education as an Oji-Cree language teacher in North Spirit Bay. She describes the language program she co-facilitates with a fellow language speaker and her dreams for language education and revitalization. The app mentioned in the interview refers to the KOBE Language Learning applications (in Oji-Cree, Cree, and Ojibwe) that were released in November 2018 and available on the App Store or the Google Play Store.

Knowledge Keeper discusses Indigenous Education

Tyler Armstrong speaks with Indigenous knowledge keeper Laura Calmwind. Laura shares in Oji-Cree the knowledge that she believes is important to pass on to future generations. Laura discusses the importance of creation stories to understand who we are as Anishnaabe peoples.

Tyler Armstrong speaks with Indigenous knowledge keeper Laura Calmwind.
Laura shares in Oji-Cree the knowledge that she believes is important to pass on to future generations. Laura discusses the importance of creation stories to understand who we are as Anishnaabe peoples.

Knowledge for Future Generations

Tyler Armstrong speaks with Indigenous knowledge keeper Jordan Quequish in Oji-Cree about knowledge that he feels is important to pass on to future generations. Jordan discusses the importance of the language and how Anishinaabe people can connect to languages.

Tyler Armstrong speaks with Indigenous knowledge keeper Jordan Quequish in Oji-Cree about knowledge that he feels is important to pass on to future generations. Jordan discusses the importance of the language and how Anishinaabe people can connect to languages.

KOBE Language Learning App

Kelsey Jaggard interviews Sarah Johnson about the three new KOBE Language Learning Apps in Oji-Cree, Cree, and Ojibwe. The KOBE Language Learning app is an accessible way to learn Oji-Cree, Cree, and Ojibwe. These apps are available on the Apple Store and the Google Play Store. “Swipe, scroll &; learn” the language through the different […]

Kelsey Jaggard interviews Sarah Johnson about the three new KOBE Language Learning Apps in Oji-Cree, Cree, and Ojibwe.

The KOBE Language Learning app is an accessible way to learn Oji-Cree, Cree, and Ojibwe. These apps are available on the Apple Store and the Google Play Store. “Swipe, scroll &; learn” the language through the different modules and test your oral, reading, and speech retention while exploring the app. These applications were made possible by language speakers from communities in Northwestern Ontario interfacing with technology to help revitalize these languages.

Language Revitalization

Melissa Oskineegish speaks with Bruce Beardy about his role at Confederation College (Thunder Bay, Ontario) as an Indigenous Language Professor, as wells the importance of language revitalization at home and in post-secondary schools.

Melissa Oskineegish speaks with Bruce Beardy about his role at Confederation College (Thunder Bay, Ontario) as an Indigenous Language Professor, as wells the importance of language revitalization at home and in post-secondary schools.