December 17, 2019 - UN wraps up its year of Indigenous Languages during New York ceremony

December 17, 2019

The United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages came to an official end Tuesday.

https://aptnnews.ca/2019/12/17/un-wraps-up-its-year-of-indigenous-languages-during-new-york-ceremony/

 

'Brink of destruction': AFN national chief demands action on fading Indigenous languages at UN

December 17, 2019

Liberal government has passed legislation to 'reclaim, recover and maintain' Indigenous languages

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/brink-destruction-afn-national-chief-languages-un-1.5399245

 

Exshaw School facing closure after Ottawa slashes funding for Indigenous students

December 17, 2019

Next year could be the last for Exshaw School, forcing 200 First Nations students to find a new school.

https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/mobile/exshaw-school-facing-closure-after-ottawa-slashes-funding-for-indigenous-students-1.4734620

 

CBC launches its 1st Cree language podcast, Wiih'teh

December 17, 2019

Each episode will feature Cree words about the weather, seasons, and other stories

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/wiih-teh-podcast-eastern-james-bay-southern-northern-cree-1.5378447

 

Employment program at Regina high school helps students find their path to success

December 17, 2019

Ministry of Corrections and Policing commits $87,000 to program

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/pathways-program-scott-collegiate-regina-1.5397656

 

'It's our inherent right': Anishinaabemowin language app features Hamilton community members

December 15, 2019

The app has over 500 words and phrases, songs and cultural videos

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/anishinaabemowin-language-app-niwasa-hamilton-1.5397116

 

'Everyone should feel like they belong': Lakehead public board welcomes first Indigenous student trustee

December 16, 2019

Grade 11 student Keira Essex says she want to focus on improving attendance rates for Indigenous students

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/thunder-bay-lakehead-schools-indigenous-student-trustee-1.5395542

 

Federal funding shortfall leaves school with 99% Indigenous population facing possible closure

December 15, 2019

School is mostly made up of students from Stoney Nakoda First Nation

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/exshaw-school-stoney-nakota-first-nation-chris-macphee-1.5397169

 

APTN to broadcast NHL games in Plains Cree

December 13, 2019

Network partners with Sportsnet on 3-year deal starting with Winnipeg-Chicago on Jan. 13

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/aptn-broadcast-hockey-nhl-plains-cree-jets-blackhawks-1.5396010

 

First Mi'kmaw MP speaks his language in House of Commons

December 13, 2019

Liberal Jaime Battiste asked about support for Indigenous languages

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/mi-kmaq-mp-jaime-battiste-indigenous-languages-statement-1.5394539

 

Indigenous language centre opens with launch of children's books written in Treaty 7 languages

December 15, 2019

12 new titles are being added to the Calgary Public Library's permanent collection

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/indigenous-language-childrens-books-calgary-1.5396978

 

Revitalizing Indigenous languages through mobile apps and human connections – The National Research Council of Canada and Indigenous experts celebrate software for verb conjugation, predictive text, and other technologies developed together

December 13, 2019

The National Research Council of Canada and Indigenous experts celebrate software for verb conjugation, predictive text, and other technologies developed together

http://nationtalk.ca/story/revitalizing-indigenous-languages-through-mobile-apps-and-human-connections-the-national-research-council-of-canada-and-indigenous-experts-celebrate-software-for-verb-conjugation-predictive-text-a

 

Meet 4 people working to keep Cayuga language alive at Six Nations

December 11, 2019

Fluent speakers are in decline but learners are working to reclaim the language

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/cayuga-language-six-nations-1.5366418

 

Acknowledge the past and look forward: New director of Indigenous initiatives to make U of T a welcoming space

December 11, 2019

Shannon Simpson, currently the director of First Nations House and Indigenous Student Services, is taking on a new leadership role at the University of Toronto as the director of the Office of Indigenous Initiatives – part of the university’s calls to action in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/acknowledge-past-and-look-forward-new-director-indigenous-initiatives-make-u-t-welcoming-space