Language Connections

Halq’eméylem Learning Opportunities:

First Voices  :  ERAC reviewed and listed.  Learn many Indigenous languages of Aboriginal peoples and communities living in B.C. Halq’emelem link.  (Primary, Intermediate, Middle School, High School)

Halq’emeylem App (link to download page on iTunes)  (Primary, Intermediate, Middle School, High School)

Indigenous Language Program Planning Workbook  (ProD)

News Article: Last Fluent Halq’eméylem Speaker Honoured at UFV

Mi’emhoelh: Voice recording from Elder Dr. Elizabeth Phillips



Other Indigenous Language Learning Opportunities:

First Peoples’ Cultural Council: First Peoples’ Map of BC – Interactive Languages Map

“British Columbia is home to 204 First Nations communities and an amazing diversity of Indigenous languages; approximately 50% of the First Peoples’ languages of Canada are spoken in B.C. To access information on all the First Nations languages and communities in B.C., use the search bar at the top of the page or click on any of the tabs below.”

SD 68 Nanaimo/Ladysmith, Hul’qumi’num Language and Culture (ProD)

Listen to a Membertou linguist read In Flanders Fields in Mi’kmaq : Bernie Francis wanted his community to recognize the contribution of its Mi’kmaq soldiers, veterans. (CBC News article, 10.11.2017).

In Flanders Fields in Cree : :  ERAC reviewed and listed.  A resource dedicated to learning the Métis language (Michif) developed with and by the Metis Youth British Columbia (MYBC) and the Métis Nation BC (MNBC). Includes Michif lessons, vidioes, Métis history and more.  (Middle School, High School ProD)

Michif Lessons : From Gabriel Dumont Institute Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture.  You can also access a Michif Dictionary. : Learn Ojibwe with these lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced language learners.

Anishinaabemowin ABC’s – Learn Ojibwe : Join Wanda Barker as she reads her book, Anishinaabemowin Alphabet to you. The book was written in the double vowel writing system and is intended to show the sequence of the Ojibwe alphabet.  (video 4 min.)

Awasis and the World-Famous Bannock Pronunciation Guide : Watch the video to learn how to pronounce the Cree words in this story.