Indigenous language class lets instructors find their voices at the Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute University of Alberta (CILLDI)

Students at the Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute perform a seven-point prayer before beginning their play.

Here CILLDI students perform a seven point prayer at the beginning of their play. Charis Auger plays the role of a Cree person questioning their history and gender identity in a small classroom theatre production at the University of Alberta.

‘Their medicine can be culture and language,’ instructor says read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/indigenous-language-class-alberta-1.4223386

 

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Indigenous teachers including Charis Auger, second on the right, perform a play addressing language barriers between elders and the next generation.  Students are working in five different languages, including two dialects of Dene. Drama instructor Darlene Auger helped  students to  create scenes  in Indigenous communities.

Published on Feb 7, 2015

Brian MacDonald – 1983
Cree Lyrics:
pēyak
nīso
nisto
nēwo
nīyānan
nikotwāsik ēkwa
tēpakohp
ayinānēw
kēkāmitahtaht
mīna mitahtaht
ēkota isko nitakīhcikān

English Lyrics:
One
Two
Three
Four
Five
Six
Seven
Eight
Nine
Ten
I can count up to there or Up to there I count

 

 

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