MALS – Gathering for Our Languages Symposium – June 2-3, 2022

Ki kiikidowininaand Maamawi’opiwin: Our Language Our Identity

Hosted at the Canad Inns Centre Club Regent

Manitoba Aboriginal Languages Strategy (MALS) Language Symposium registration is now open.

Workshop Abstract Form

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 “Ki Kiikidowininaand Maamawi’Opiwin: 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:

  • Aboriginal writing systems
  • Teaching language in the digital age
  • Language apps
  • Teacher apprenticeships & Aboriginal language immersion programming
  • Local initiatives & best practices
  • Grandparents and our languages
  • Teaching Aboriginal languages
  • Community based Aboriginal languages programs
  • Language and the Land
  • Language program models
  • Language Resources
  • Stories, songs, and teachings
  • Sharing research and policy related to Aboriginal languages

For more information and/or to submit an abstract to present, please email:

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