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The Indigenous Language Revitalization Degree is a three-year program that provides language acquisition and revitalization practices. It is cohort-based and is a laddered program that allows students to obtain a certificate, diploma, or degree in language revitalization.
The program will provide students with a strong foundation in one of the following languages: Cree, Stoney Nakoda, or Anishnaabe/Ojibwe. Although we offer all three languages, students are encouraged to focus on one or, at most, two of the languages.
A worldview from Cree, Stoney Nakoda, and/or Anishinaabe/Ojibwe perspectives ensures the capacity to promote and advocate for the revitalization of the languages and cultures as gifted to us from the Creator.
Graduates of the Indigenous Language Revitalization Degree program will develop the following knowledge and skills:
- Proficiency in one or more of these Indigenous languages;
- Advocacy for revitalization of Indigenous languages, culture, and art;
- Ancestral knowledge of the lands; and
- Understanding the spirit of our relations.
Mode of Delivery
The program will be delivered through an Indigenous pedagogy by observing, speaking, and writing an Indigenous language, along with developing an understanding of the culture and traditional knowledge. Beyond the classroom, the Indigenous Language Revitalization program will provide a wholistic experience and land-based education led by respected Elders, Eminent Scholars, and Knowledge Keepers.