Indigenous Language Revitalization

"I feel stronger, more powerful, wiser..." This is how one language speaker describes the personal impact of learning his mother tongue. This collection explores the efforts underway to reclaim Indigenous languages in Inuit, Métis and First Nations communities throughout Canada.

  • 2018
  • 13-14
  • 10 Titles

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CBC News #Beyond94 – Visit this Mi'kmaq immersion school in Nova Scotia

Eskasoni, Nova Scotia is taking steps to preserve its Indigenous language among the next generation.
  • 2018
  • 00:10:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2018

CBC News #Beyond94 – Why language is vital for this Inuk residential school survivor

Inuk residential school survivor Jack Anawak once fired back at a fellow MP who criticized his speaking Inuktitut in the House of Commons.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2018

CBC Short Docs Karihwanoron: Precious Things Must-See

A small community bands together around a Mohawk immersion school they founded to keep their language alive. Karihwanoron is a Mohawk immersion program that teaches Mohawk language, culture and philosophy. The school does not receive adequate financial assistance from the government — but with a little luck, creativity and the community’s support, it somehow always manages to raise enough money ...
  • 2017
  • 00:14:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2017

On the Coast Khelsilem on Indigenous language funding

Dustin Rivers — also know as Khelsilem — says additional funding for Indigenous language revitalization is a good move by the B.C. government. Khelsilem is a councillor with the Squamish First Nation and a lecturer in Indigenous Languages at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby. He is also the man behind a language immersion program offered by SFU that teaches Sk̲wx̱wú7mesh ...
  • 2018
  • 00:07:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/06/2018

CBC Radio One More than Words

More than Words is a set of stories that looks at why Indigenous languages matter. These stories introduce people determined to reawaken the many languages across the country. Produced in partnership with the Reporting in Indigenous Communities course at UBC's Graduate School of Journalism.
  • 2018
  • 00:49:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/13/2018

True North Calling New Beginnings

A TV producer in Iqaluit struggles to make a show entirely in Inuktitut as the farmers get a long-awaited addition to the farm.
  • 2017
  • 00:21:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

  • True North Calling

Unreserved Speaking Ojibwe an 'act of defiance' says 19-year-old language teacher

Aandeg Muldrew, 19, is the University of Manitoba's youngest sessional instructor, teaching introductory Ojibwe. Muldrew, who lives in Winnipeg, started learning the language from his grandmother when he was 10. Given the history of languages lost after colonization and residential schools, speaking the language is "almost like an act of defiance," he says. Speaking Ojibwe is a way of "reconciling ...
  • 2018
  • 00:08:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/13/2018

News in Review - October 2002 Survival of the Inuktitut Language

Through the forces of modernization, the Inuit in Northern Canada are losing their language. We follow attempts to connect people from all areas where Inuktitut is spoken in a campaign to revitalize and preserve their native means of communication.
  • 2002
  • 00:14:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2002

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  • Survival of the Inuktitut Language