First Nations Language & Culture

IMG_4230The goal of the First Nations Languages Program (FNLP) is to revitalize, preserve, and promote First Nations languages and cultures. As such, MFNERC employs facilitators in all of the First Nations languages spoken in Manitoba – Cree, Ojibway, Dakota, Dene and Oji-Cree.

In order to develop students’ fluency in the First Nations Languages, the FNLP has created, and continues to create, educational resources and tools in partnership with First Nations schools and educators. Training is provided to language teachers through workshops, summer institutes and other gatherings. As well, education directors, band councillors, Elders, parents and students are invited to participate in regular roundtable sessions concerning language program planning.

The FNLP language facilitators also work directly with schools and First Nations to assist in creating immersion opportunities. Towards this end, language and culture activities, such as First Nations youth language and culture camps, have been developed for school use, as well as other activities at the community level.

Incorporating the latest in communications technology is another priority for FNLP. It has developed programs to provide an interactive learning experience, most notably the BYKI Language Software.

Learn more about our BYKI software for learning Cree, Dakota and Ojibwe.


News & Events

Youth Language & Culture Camp

Our language program was proud to host a culture camp for youth, August 2-4, 2016. Read More…

Rocky Cree Elders Gather at Paint Lake

On July 13 – 15 2015, MFNERC hosted a gathering for Rocky Cree Elders on the land at beautiful Paint Lake MB. Read More…

Honouring Our Elders

Elders are integral to everything we are. They are our teachers, advisors, mediators and friends. Read More…

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