“Our Voices – Indigenous Languages Close to Home”

  •  Métis Elder Allan Morin honours the Northern Michif language in his NIPD prayer.
  • La Loche Mayor Georgina Jolibois, former MP for Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River and the first person to speak Dene in the House of Commons, tells the story of how a handful of MPs fought to get the Indigenous Languages Act enacted. (13:59) www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmwyHhyF4VQ
  • Chandrelle Marshall tells us about Ma Taant Sa Plaas (My Auntie’s Place), the pre-kindergarten Heritage Michif program at Westmount Community School. (11:42) www.youtube.com/watch?v=La0D7G-62Yo&t=315s
  • Cree Elder/Knowledge Keeper Joseph Naytowhow and Mayor Charlie Clark talk about how the Cree syllabics art projects at River Landing and on Broadway speak to a sense of place and identity. (13:46)