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Online Registration will be available soon. You will need a credit card to complete registration through our online registration system. It is the leading national gathering devoted to preserving, promoting and protecting First Nations languages and cultures. It brings together academics, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, master speakers, educators, community leaders and students from across Canada and the United States. Call for Presenters. Language revitalization and language preservation are not easy. First Nations communities face many barriers as they move towards revitalization and preservation. Everyone in attendance has the opportunity to network and they all realize that they are not alone and many are in the same situation. Researchers, practitioners, language developers and cultural advocates provide delegates with a broad range of language issues and possible solutions from a variety of perspectives. The gathering provides delegates the opportunity to engage in dialogue and network with other communities across the country to enhance programming, policy and practice, and prevent further erosion and loss of languages.
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It has been established to assist First Nations people, educators, students, government agencies, and the general public in gaining access to information pertaining to Saskatchewan First Nations. We do so by committing and continuing in learning our ways, speaking our languages and living our lives as given by the Creator. This applies in good times and in not so good times.
Values and tradition are passed down through language and stories in indigenous languages. Many people claim they have lost their language in residential school. I am a survivor. It still happens in provincial and band schools, he said. I can sing a couple songs and I can say all the months of the year. I can spell them properly with macrons, but if I were to sit down and have a conversation with a fluent Cree speaker, that was impossible to me.