UVic experts on Indigenous language revitalization National Indigenous Languages Day was first celebrated on March 31, 1993. The following University of Victoria experts are available to media this week for comment on the following themes. They are among the many at UVic who work closely with Indigenous communities, Elders, students, community-based researchers, community language experts and educators on the revitalization of Indigenous languages.
Canada’s first Indigenous language degree to be offered at UBC Okanagan The first bachelor’s degree program in Indigenous language fluency, for all of Canada, will be offered right in the Okanagan. The program will be offered at UBC Okanagan (UBCO), in partnership with the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) and the En’owkin Centre in Penticton.
Outdoor classroom in the N.W.T. perfect for language, culture There’s something about being outside that’s putting learning into focus for high school students in the Northwest Territories.Milder weather means a break from the classroom and the opportunity to sit in front of a roaring fire. “How do you say fireplace?” asks Language Arts teacher Paul Boucher of Paul William Kaeser High School in Fort Smith. “kún k’é means fire in Dene yati.”
Woman's request to register business in her Indigenous language denied by B.C. government Cheyenne Cunningham speaks the down-river dialect of hən̓q̓əmín̓əm̓, a language she's been piecing together since she was seven. Not a single person in her Katzie community, east of Vancouver, is fluent, but she's been picking it up since taking hən̓q̓əmín̓əm̓ classes at her community school when she was a child.
Nipissing First Nation Chief says Indigenous languages revitalization is critical The Chief of the Nipissing First Nation says that he is all for a federal government program, which aims to help Indigenous-led efforts to reclaim, revitalize, maintain and strengthen Indigenous languages.