In the videos below, Indigenous language educators explain some of the innovative pedagogies they use to revitalize their languages. These videos were recorded after the 2017 Aboriginal Languages Gathering organized by the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT) and the Institute of Innovation for Second language education (IISLE) of Edmonton Public Schools with support from the Alberta Ministry of Education.
Cree Lullabies In the Alberta Woodland Cree Y Dialect
Darlene Auger, Educator and Holistic Practioner, shows young mothers how one can pass on the Cree language and culture through lullabies.
Culturally Responsive Curricula
Kevin Lewis, Cree Curriculum Developer, explains the concept of “land-based learning” and its usage in teaching Cree to his students.
Keeping Blackfoot Language Alive Through Blackfoot Immersion
Mary Fox, Pottainaa Language Preservation Consultant, talks about her experience teaching Blackfoot Immersion and the significance of conceptual teaching in the Blackfoot culture.
Spirit Markers; The Nehiyaw Language Writing System
Rueben Quinn, Teacher of the Nehiyaw writing system describes the writing system, sounds and the relationship between Nehiyaw language and spirit markers.
This website was developed by the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT) with funding from the Government of Alberta. It provides practical resources for teachers of Indigenous languages as well as links to teacher training programs and contemporary research on Indigenous language teaching and acquisition.