Gathering for Our Languages
Our Language Our Identity
June 2 & 3, 2022
Canad Inns Centre Club Regent
FREE TO ATTEND
Manitoba Aboriginal Languages Strategy (MALS) was created to promote, revitalize, and support Aboriginal Languages throughout Manitoba. Ancestral knowledge, as carried in our languages, songs, stories, community histories, and other key practices and customs, connect and bridge generations. The languages of First Nations, Métis and Inuit teach us about who we are as a people. Language creates a strong connection from the past to the present and helps shape Indigenous identity. We recognize the importance of land and the role that the land plays in connecting to our language and history. We also recognize that learning can take place beyond the walls of a classroom. In this “International Decade of Indigenous Languages”,
MALS is pleased to host a two-day language symposium. We invite Knowledge Keepers, Elders, educators, students and other interested community members and allies to this year’s conference. This year’s conference theme is "Our Language Our Identity”.
The symposium will take place during National Indigenous History Month, and we invite you to come and share in two days of language celebration and revitalization.
We invite an interactive approach to share language and welcome individual workshop sessions that may include, but are not limited to:
For more information and/or to submit an abstract to present, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Pilot Program is designed to bring together individuals and have them live together for 30 days who are passionate about learning their language in an immersive environment to increase language proficiency.
The program fee is $1500, and covers all your housing, food and supplies costs, which can be sponsored by your band or workplace, and we will be able to provide a letter of acceptance if approved into the program to assist with that process.
Following the application process; if you fit the criteria, you will be contacted to arrange a Zoom based interview and to assess your level of proficiency in Anishinaabemowin. Further details will be provided at that time, if accepted.
The University of Winnipeg (Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre, Indigenous Engagement, and the Oral History Centre), the University of Manitoba, Indigenous Languages of Manitoba, Native Communications Inc. Radio (NCI) and Mazinaate Publishing have collaborated on an Indigenous Language radio show that premiered on January 13, 2021. The objective of the radio program is to create an Ojibway speaking community outside of the classroom.
Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre and Indigenous Languages of Manitoba saw this as an exciting opportunity to build on their language outreach in a time of the pandemic and to be part of something that had not been done before.
Also Available on Spotify
Thursdays at 11:30 AM (CDT) on NCI FM
A Cree storytelling show filled with teachings, histories, and stories by language speakers from different communities and dialects. Also Available on Spotify!
This series of educational videos is based on the book: Gidinwewin by Roger Roulette as well as the Boogidi Book & Game (all available for purchase from MICEC). The videos are produced by the MICEC Education Team: Dawnis Kennedy, Sharissa Neault & Kale Swampy,
These videos were created as a resource for all learners and include audio from First Language Speakers, as well as adult and kid learners. They provide an overview of what community members are learning and practicing together at our online classes. Enjoy!