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First Peoples' Cultural Council

From the website: The First Peoples' Cultural Council is a First Nations-run Crown Corporation with a mandate to support the revitalization of Aboriginal language, arts and culture in British Columbia. We provide funding and resources to communities, monitor the status of First Nations languages and develop policy recommendations for First Nations leadership and government.

http://www.fpcc.ca/
 

First Voices: Language Legacies Clebrating Indigenous Cultures/
Des patrimoines linguistiques celebrant des cultures indigenes

http://www.firstvoices.com/
 

Indigenous Language Institute

From the website:  The Indigenous Language Institute provides vital language related services to Native communities so that their individual identities, traditional wisdom and values are passed on to future generations in their original languages.

http://www.indigenous-language.org/
 

Language Gathering

From the website: Envisioned Cultural Survival’s inaugural Endangered Languages Program-planning session hosted by the Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma’s Language Department in Stroud, Oklahoma, in 2007, this website is a tribute to and platform connecting surviving Indigenous language communities of North America (within the United States, initially) and the many hundreds of community-based language projects they’ve inspired. In months and years to come this permanent resource will expand to profile and connect Indigenous language revitalization efforts underway globally.

http://languagegathering.org/
 

Language Geek

From the website: Languagegeek is dedicated to the promotion of indigenous languages – primarily those of North America. By providing the tools which speakers, educators, and learners can use to communicate on-line or in print, the realm of computers will no longer be the sole domain of a few global languages. Whether it be e-mails, web pages, or word processing, computers have the potential to be a powerful means to level the playing field among all of the world’s languages.

http://www.languagegeek.com/
 

Native Languages: An Ontario Ministry of Education Support Document
for the Teaching of Language Patterns - Ojibwe and Cree

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/curricul/ojibwe.pdf
 

Native Languages of the Americas: Preserving and promoting American
Indian Languages

From the website: Welcome to Native Languages of the Americas! We are a small non-profit organization dedicated to the survival of Native American languages, particularly through the use of Internet technology. Our website is not beautiful. Probably, it never will be. But this site has inner beauty, for it is, or will be, a compendium of online materials about more than 800 indigenous languages of the Western Hemisphere and the people that speak them.

http://www.native-languages.org/
 

Omniglot: The online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages

http://www.omniglot.com/
 

Our Mother Tongues

From the website: So much of what is portrayed in the media about indigenous cultures focuses on loss and disappearance, but what is really happening in Indian country today is a vibrant cultural revival. The Wampanoag story moved me profoundly because it is a story of hope, of possibilities, of a community that was in many ways devastated by 400 years of contact taking charge of their history, their identity, and their culture by reawakening their language...

http://ourmothertongues.org/Home.aspx
 

Curriculum and Resources for First Nations Language Programs
in BC First Nations Schools

Resource Directory: 

http://www.fnesc.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/FNSA_Resource_Directory_2009.pdf
 

Univeristy of Alaska Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Centre

From the website: Document, cultivate, and promote Alaska Native languages
The Alaska Native Language Center was established by state legislation in 1972 as a center for research and documentation of the twenty Native languages of Alaska. It is internationally known and recognized as the major center in the United States for the study of Eskimo and Northern Athabascan languages.

http://www.uaf.edu/anlc/index.xml
 

Yukon Native Language Centre

From the website: The Yukon Native Language Centre is a training and research facility which provides a range of linguistic and educational services to Yukon First Nations and to the general public. It is located in the Commons wing of Yukon College, Ayamdigut Campus, Whitehorse, Canada. The Centre is administered by the Council of Yukon First Nations with funds provided by the Government of Yukon.

http://www.ynlc.ca/index.html

 

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17 ways to promote a culturally aware classroom

Expressions of Aboriginal YouthResource Guide

 

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Children Culture and Community | Language Resources | Music and Radio

 

Children's Mobile Apps

 

Aski and Turtle Island 

A picture book funded by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education based on the holistic educational views of the Metis and First Nations population. This colourful picture book was created to increase early childhood literacy. Audio read-aloud available in Cree, Dene, English and Michif. This story is about all of the creatures that live on Turtle Island. Available for iPad for free in the apple store.

 

Bramble Berry Tales - Coming Soon

Culturally important stories from Canada's Indigenous populations to be told in Cree, English, Halq¹emeylem and Sḵwx̱ú7mesh. Beautiful interactive illustrations included. Will be available for iPad and iPod from the apple store. 

Kon and the Circle of Life

A picture book funded by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education based on the holistic educational views of the Metis and First Nations population. This colourful picture book was created to increase early childhood literacy. Audio read-aloud available in Cree, Dene, English and Michif. This story speaks about the circle of life, the importance of the number four, and the medicine wheel.  Available for iPad for free in the apple store. 

Konkow Toddler

A tool created for children 2-9 who are learning the Konkow language. Includes bright colours, and interactive, educational games. Available for iPad, iPhone and iPod for free through the apple store. 

Navajo Toddler Education

A tool created for young children growing up in the Navajo community. Brightly coloured, interactive and includes educational games. Available for iPad, iPhone, and iPod for free through the apple store.

Nipi and Mother Earth

A picture book funded by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education based on the holistic educational views of the Metis and First Nations population. This colourful picture book was created to increase early childhood literacy. Audio read-aloud available in Cree, Dene, English and Michif. This story highlights the importance of living in harmony and the role of Mother Earth. Available for iPad for free in the apple store. 

Ojibway

A tool created to help people learn the Ojibway language with accurate pronunciation. This app also includes information about Ojibway culture, history and treaties. Great visuals, audio recordings, and a diverse selection of words and phrases. Available for both iPod and iPad for free in the apple store. 

Tate and the Flyers

A picture book funded by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education based on the holistic educational views of the Metis and First Nations population. This colourful picture book was created to increase early childhood literacy. Audio read-aloud available in Cree, Dene, English and Michif. This story follows the journey of the fliers, their amazing story-telling ability, and introduces the concept of the creator. Available for iPad for free in the App store. 

 

Cultural Community Mobile Apps

 

ACCI

The Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute provides an app exploring their exhibit in visuals and audio. Audio includes recordings of individuals from Cree heritage sharing their wisdom and experiences. Available for iPad, iPhone and iPod for free through the apple store. 

First Nations Canadian Tribes 

A directory including maps, phone numbers and websites for over 633 tribes. Available for iPad and iPhone for $0.99 on the apple store. 

FirstVoices Chat 

Created to allow First Nations youth to communicate through mobile devices using their native language. Multiple languages and dialects. Available for iPad, iPhone, and iPod for free through the apple store. 

Metis Local 1935

"Fort McMurray Metis Local 1935 has embarked on an ambitious and innovative project designed to document, collect, capture and celebrate the presence of Metis cultural traditions and significant contributions of Metis peoples and communities in the Wood Buffalo Region." Available for iPad, iPhone and iPod from the apple store. 

Powwows 

Designed to be a go-to source for Powwow dates and locations. Available for iPad, iPhone, and iPod for free through the apple store.  

 

Language(s) Mobile Apps

 

Chickasaw Language Basics

Offers a variety of language learning tools including songs, audio recordings, and a plethora of words and phrases. Available for iPad, iPhone and iPod for free through the apple store.

Denededline

"The Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Education, Culture and Employment and Yamozha Kue Society are delighted to present a Chipewyan language app available on the iTunes store. Denededline Intro offers language learning, practice, games and quizzes in many everyday categories such as introductions, food, actions, commands, relations, and household items. Learn your language and surprise your Elders!" Available for iPad on the apple store for free.

FirstVoices Mobile Apps

A collection of Indigenous language apps created by First Voices. 

Gudeh: We are Speaking Dene Zhatie

Developed by the Deh Cho friendship circle, this app is created for learners of basic Dene Zhatie. Available for iPad, free in the App store. 

Gwich'in Alpha

"The Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Education, Culture and Employment, Yamozha Kue Society and the Gwich’in Teaching and Learning Centre are delighted to present a Gwich’in language app available on the iTunes store. Gwich’in Alpha offers language learning, practice, games and quizzes in many everyday categories such as food, actions, commands, family, land and environment and people. Learn your language and surprise your Elders!" Available for iPad on the App store for free. 

Ho-Chunk (Hoocąk) Native American Language 

A Living Language tool designed for Ho-Chunk speakers and learners. Available for iPad for free through the apple store. 

Ojibway

A tool created to help people learn the Ojibway language with accurate pronunciation. This app also includes information about Ojibway culture, history and treaties. Great visuals, audio recordings, and a diverse selection of words and phrases. Available for both iPod and iPad for free in the apple store. 

Shutaot'ine Intro

"The Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Education, Culture and Employment, Yamozha Kue Society and the Sahtu Divisional Education Council are delighted to present a North Slavey language app available on the iTunes store. Shutaot’ine Intro offers language learning, practice, games and quizzes in many everyday categories such as food, actions, conversation, family and introductions."

South Slavey Intro 

"The Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Education, Culture and Employment, Yamozha Kue Society and the Dehcho Divisional Education Council are delighted to present a South Slavey language app available on the iTunes store. South Slavey Intro offers language learning, games and quizzes in many everyday categories such as greetings, activities, food, clothing, expressions, family, plants and animals."

Talk Mohawk 

Provides audio and text translations of the Mohawk language. Can be used as a language learning tool. Available for iPhone and iPad for $24.99 on the apple store. 

Tlicho Intro

"The Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Education, Culture and Employment, Yamozha Kue Society and the Tlicho Community Services Agency are delighted to present a Tlicho language app available on the iTunes store. Tlicho Intro offers language learning, practice, games and quizzes in many everyday categories such as food, actions, commands, family, greetings and expressions."

Tlicho Yati

A language app for the Tlicho language featuring voice recordings from elders and over 1,600 words. Available for iPad and iPhone for free through the apple store. 

Writing Cherokee

App allows users to listen to the 85 syllables of the Cherokee language and learn how to put them into writing. Available for iPad free from apple store.

 

Music and Radio Mobile Apps

 

Sheldon Sundown

Music from a Seneca man and his son. Includes a hand drum session created through years of experience with powwows. Available for iPhone and iPad for free from the apple store. 

ThunderCloud

Allows users to stream Hip Hop music from Indigenous artsists. Available for iPad and iPhone for free from the apple store.

 

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Mobile Apps (Android): 

 

 

Children | Culture and Community | Language Resources | Music and Radio

 

Children's Mobile Apps

Bramble Berry Tales - Coming Soon

Culturally important stories from Canada's Indigenous populations to be told in Cree, English, Halq¹emeylem and Sḵwx̱ú7mesh. Beautiful interactive illustrations included. Will be available for Android as well as Nook. 

 

Mama, Do you Love Me? 

A beautiful story book about a parent's love for their child. Features an audio option (pre-recorded), as well as a feature that allows parents/grandparents/etc. to record their own voices reading the story. Available for $4.99 on GooglePlay. 

Cultural Community Mobile Apps

 

First Nation Canadian Tribes

A directory including maps, phone numbers and websites for over 633 tribes. Available for $0.99 on GooglePlay.

First Story

"First Story is a multi-media App created by the Toronto Native Community History Project at the Native Canadian Centre and the Centre for Community Mapping. The app lets you explore our Toronto, search for local events and get directions." Available for free on GooglePlay. 

Metis Local 1935

"Fort McMurray Metis Local 1935 has embarked on an ambitious and innovative project designed to document, collect, capture and celebrate the presence of Metis cultural traditions and significant contributions of Metis peoples and communities in the Wood Buffalo Region."

Navajo Clans: Native Language

"The goal of "Navajo Clans" is to provide correct, accurate and common Navajo clans to everyone interested in learning and preserving the Navajo clan language. This application is the perfect educational learning tool for anyone interested in learning the most valuable artifact to the Navajo people." Available for $0.99 on GooglePlay. 

Tribal Healthcare Hospitals 

A directory of all tribal healthcare and tribal hospitals accross the United States. Includes maps/directions. Available for $0.99 on GooglePlay.

 

Language(s) Apps

 

Cherokee Syllabary

"Each collection of exercises teaches you to recognize the Cherokee Language Syllabary using multiple different versions of the available typefaces so you learn each letter better." Available for $3.05 from GooglePlay. 

Michif Dictionary

"The first English-to-Michif Dictionary available for Android. Features over 11,500 translations and audio pronunciations by Michif-language expert Norman Fleury. A search tool allows users to look up the English word to find the Michif-Cree translations." Available for free from GooglePlay. 

Oneida Language: Wisconsin

A language tool that includes audio recordings of Oneida language words, as well as the traditional way of writing them. Available for free on GooglePlay. 

Speak Navajo Volume 1

Created by a Navajo speaker, this App is a language dictionary for all those learning the Navajo language. Includes written pronunciation keys as well as auditory pronunciation from a Navajo speaker. Available on GooglePlay for $0.99 (also available are volumes 2-4). 

Talk Mohawk 

Provides audio and text translations of the Mohawk language. Can be used as a language learning tool. Available for $24.99 on GooglePlay.

 

Music and Radio Apps

 

Cree Radio

Radio selection for the Cree community/Cree speakers. Available for free from GooglePlay.

Dogrib Radio

Radio selection for the Dogrib community. Available for free from GooglePlay.

Gwich'in Radio

Radio selection for the Gwich'in community. Available for free from GooglePlay. 

Sheldon Sundown 

Music from a Seneca man and his son. Includes a hand drum session created through years of experience with powwows. Available for free on GooglePlay. 

Slavey Radio

Radio selection for the Slavey language community. Available for free from GooglePlay. 

ThunderCloud

Allows users to stream Hip Hop music from Indigenous artsists. Available for free from GooglePlay. 
 

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Grade Six Lesson Plan on Stereotypes (PDF format)

 

The Path of the Elders

 

An online role playing game that allows the user to explore the history of Treaty 9 and the decisions that were made leading up to the treaty for the Mushkegowuk and Anishinaabe people. This rich resource also includes videos of elders as well as historical photographs.

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