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Indigenous Languages

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Cree: The Cree language has the largest speaker population of all of Canada’s First Nations languages  

Ojibwe: Ojibwe has been called by many names including Anishinaabemowin, Ojibwe, Ojibway, Ojibwa, Southwestern Chippewa, and Chippewa. It is a Central Algonquian language spoken by the Anishinaabe people throughout much of Canada from Ontario to Manitoba and U.S. border states from Michigan to Montana. 

Michif: Michif is a mixed language which combines Cree with French. For the most part, Michif uses Cree verbs, question words, and demonstratives while using French nouns.  

Indigenous Word of the Week

Learn a word in one of the six languages spoken in Treaty 4.

1 - Indigenous Word of the Week - Hello in Michif
2 - Indigenous Word of the Week - Thank you in Michif
3 - Indigenous Word of the Week - Hello in Saulteaux
4 - Indigenous Word of the Week - Thank you in Saulteaux
5 - Indigenous Word of the Week - Hello in Cree
6 - Indigenous Word of the Week - Thank you in Cree
7 - Indigenous Word of the Week - Hello in Dakota
8 - Indigenous Word of the Week - Thank you in Dakota
9 - Indigenous Word of the Week - Hello in Lakota
10 - Indigenous Word of the Week - Thank You in Lakota
11 - Indigenous Word of the Week - Hello in Nakoda
12 - Indigenous Word of the Week - Thank you in Nakoda
13 - Indigenous Word of the Week - I Love You in Cree

Five Phrases Videos

1 - Indigenous Word of the Week - 5 Phrases in Saulteaux
2 - Indigenous Word of the Week - 5 Phrases in Cree
3 - Indigenous Word of the Week - 5 Phrases in Dakota
4 - Indigenous Word of the Week - 5 Phrases in Lakota
5 - Indigenous Word of the Week - 5 Phrases in Nakoda
6 - Indigenous Word of the Week - 5 Phrases in Michif

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