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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.

Babaamosedaa Lets Go For a Walk

"Ben and Jenii go on an adventure in Winnipeg and meet interesting people along the way" A fun game for children. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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

 

100 Years of Loss

From the App Store, "For generations, Aboriginal children in Canada were taken from their communities and placed in residential schools. They were separated from their families, prohibited from speaking their native languages and practicing their culture, and the vast majority of these 150,000 children experienced neglect and suffering. The 100 Years of Loss: The Residential School System app was developed by the Legacy of Hope Foundation as part of an education program whose goal is to promote understanding and awareness about residential schools and their ongoing intergenerational impacts." Available for iPad, iPhone and iPod from the apple store. 

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. 

Forgotten Metis

"Most of the 180,000 Canadian Aboriginal children who were forced to attend Residential Schools experienced abuse and neglect. This project documents and gives voice to the experiences of the many Métis children who attend these schools and explores Métis identity, cultural reclamation, and healing." Available for iPad, iPhone, and iPod through the apple store.

 

Native American Encyclopedia

"Native American Encyclopedia is the largest and only online encyclopedia devoted exclusively to Native Americans, American Indians, Métis, Inuit, First Nations, Aboriginal Peoples, and our communities in North America.  Whether you are a student, researcher, or just curious about Native American history and facts, we have accumulated over 10,000 articles to meet your needs. Native American Encyclopedia is written and maintained by volunteers around the world and are successfully accumulating and continue to construct the most comprehensive database of Native American articles in the world"

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.  

 

 

Sioux Lookout Community Museum

"The Sioux Lookout Community Museum, located in Northwestern Ontario, is home to a fascinating collection of artifacts and archives significant to the unique history of this area. Items in our collection include pieces that date back to the First People’s early use of local waterways 4000-7000 years ago, items such as airplane skis manufactured by the Elliott Brothers here in Sioux Lookout, traditional First Nations beadwork, clothing dating back to the late 1800’s, an authentic birch bark canoe, and many pieces related to the establishment of the railway, the gold rush days, and early industry in Sioux Lookout. Our new app allows you to browse select exhibits! Simply download the free app and start exploring. Be sure to check out the information section for regular updates about the Museum and community events in Sioux Lookout."  For iPod touch, iPhone and iPad

Wendake Tourism

Tourism App for a Wendat community in Quebec.  "Wendake, make a tour of an Aboriginal community located 15 minutes away from Quebec downtown. You are going to experience the incredible wendat culture, gastronomy, events and much more. This app will make you know our tourism offers. For iPod touch, iPhone and iPad"

 

Language Resources Mobile Apps

 

Anishinaabemowin

"The Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, located on beautiful Manitoulin Island, Ontario has brought new ways of retaining the cultural importance of our heritage through language retention. The Wikwemikong Heritage Organization has been seeking ways to effectively develop resource material for individuals who are wanting to enhance their Ojibway/Odawa language skills. We have created a wide range of learning books, CD's, DVD's, and now the "Anishinaabemowin App". Take a step forward and get complete access to Anishinaabemowin words and phrases, pictures, songs, and prayers. Experience a whole new learning step for just $7.99" Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Anishinabe Translator

"The purpose of this APP is to teach people the Anishinabe language known in our area as the Algonquin language. While there are many dialects and ways of expression in various communities, the text and audio provided in this APP is from the Long Point First Nation and Temiscaming First Nation area. The purpose of the APP is to focus on the auditory and not the text as there is no formal way of writing currently set for the Algonquin Nation. This APP is sponsored by Kevin Chief, Bertha Chief and the Kiwetin School, Timiskaming First Nation" Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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.

Cree Dictionary

“Cree Dictionary is a first dictionary app for Canada Cree language. It is designed for the iPhone and iPod touch to use the Online Cree Dictionary to retrieve words and perform Roman to Cree Syllabics conversion.” Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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. 

Lakota

"Vision Maker Media’s Native Language App is a great way for children and adults to learn different Native words from across Indian Country. This app can be a fun and interactive approach for someone to learn about the Indigenous cultures of where they live or as an introduction to a language they may be interested in becoming fluent in later on." Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Manitoba Cree

"The Manitoba Swampy Cree Language App was developed and created by the Aboriginal Languages of Manitoba Inc. and the Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Inc. The App contains 16 categories with over spoken 150 words and phrases in the Swampy Cree language. 

The app uses the spoken word to teach the Cree language. Each category has words in english with corresponding cree voices. This app is a great tool for the first time Cree language learners. Practice your cree with this fun app. Download it today." Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Maskwacis Cree

"The Maskwacis Cree app is from the Samson Cree Nation. We hope this app will help you learn this beautiful language. App includes: 20 categories, 3 games and 3 quizzes, Culture Notes with songs, video, historical images and much more!" Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Nakota

"File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council of Fort Qu’Appelle Saskatchewan, Canada is delighted to present to you a Nakota Language app now available on iTunes App store. This app offers learning, practice, games and quizzes in many everyday categories such as greetings, phrases, vowels, expressions and much more! Learn your language so that it will be kept alive for generations to come." Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Nazko-Dakelh

"The Nazko-Dakelh app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, images and videos. Editing features allow users to customize content by replacing default multimedia with personal pictures, videos and sounds using either the camera and microphone built into their device or images from their onboard photo collection." Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Nishnaabemdaa

"Nishnaabemdaa, takes you to the fun world of understandable Nishnaabe-language. We’ve carefully designed and produced immersion-style that you’ll be able to understand the general meaning of the words. Barbara Nolan is grateful to have survived the attempts by Canada’s Indian residential schools system to take her Nishnaabe language from her. As a vibrant first-speaker of Nishnaabemwin, Barbara has spent several decades working with a variety of organizations to revitalize our language. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Her most recent ten years have been particularly exciting for her. Partnering with John Paul Montano as his mentor, one of her biggest dreams has come true: Barbara’s language has been successfully passed on to the next generation! She is so very thankful that John Paul is now a speaker of the Nishnaabe language."

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. 

Saulteaux

"File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council of Fort Qu’Appelle Saskatchewan, Canada is delighted to present to you a Saulteaux Language app now available on iTunes App store. This app offers learning, practice, games and quizzes in many everyday categories such as greetings, phrases, vowels, expressions and much more! Learn your language so that it will be kept alive for generations to come." Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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."

Speak Mohawk

 Six Nations Polytechnic presents the Mohawk language app.  Enjoy this free colorful fun app with over 500 entries (words/phrases). 3 types of games, 3 sets of quizzes. Cultures notes with audio, video and image.

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."

Tsuut’ina

"The Tsuut'ina Gunaha Institute presents this free app to help you learn the beautiful Tsuut'ina language. It contains 18 useful daily categories, beautiful pictures of community members and over 500 Tsuut'ina audio recordings by community members. After you have learned some of the language there are 3 levels of games and 3 types of quizzes and more. On behalf of The Tsuut'ina Gunaha Institute we hope you enjoy this app, distributed by Thornton Media, Inc by request." Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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. 

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Mobile Apps (Android): 

 

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

 

Children's Mobile Apps

Bramble Berry Tales

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. 

 

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.

Whose Land

Whose Land is a web-based app that uses GIS technology to assist users in identifying Indigenous Nations, territories, and Indigenous communities across Canada. The app can be used for learning about the territory your home or business is situated on, finding information for a land acknowledgement, and learning about the treaties and agreements signed across Canada. FREE on GooglePlay.

Language Resources Mobile 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). 

 

Music and Radio Mobile Apps

Cree Radio

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

Dogrib Radio

Radio selection for the Dogrib community. Available for free from GooglePlay. Unavailable in Canada. 

Gwich'in Radio

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

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. Unavailable in Canada. 
 

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