Bilingual kindergarten class including Michif starts in Saskatoon – APTN News

Bilingual kindergarten class including Michif starts in Saskatoon – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 2020274 Views

St. Michael’s elementary school in Saskatoon has launched a new Michif language pilot project.

The school has been home to the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Core Michif Language Program, but now has this new bilingual Michif Kindergarten class.

“We really want to make sure were growing the Michif language and Michif culture,” says Principal Cristin Dorgan Lee. “By having that housed here at our school we have opportunity to revitalize the language and celebrate the Metis culture.”

For the past five years the school has been focused on Metis teachings and culture and this new generation of language speakers are going to help revive the language.

Language keeper Sandra Laliberte says she grew up speaking the language, but over the years it’s been harder and harder to find other fluent speakers to converse with besides her husband.

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