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Learn 4 words in 4 Indigenous languages in 4 videos

Many Indigenous languages have been lost or forgotten, but many are being reclaimed, revitalized and shared by teachers dedicated to preserving their history. Unreserved's Erica Daniels shot four videos to get you started - four words in as many Indigenous languages.

Words in Inuktitut, Anishinabemowin, Santee and Nehiyawewin explained

The Unreserved Language Academy is here to help you learn the word "Sahkiwewin". 2:19
Many Indigenous languages have been lost or forgotten, but many are being reclaimed, revitalized and shared by teachers dedicated to preserving their history.

Unreserved's Erica Daniels shot four videos to teach you four words in as many Indigenous languages. 

​Tasha Spillett's family is from Treaty 5 and Treaty 6 territory. In the above lesson, she offers a word that means, "to put love into your actions."

The Unreserved Language Academy is here to help you learn the word "Kizhay ottiziwin". 2:08

If you've always wanted to learn "Kizhay Ottiziwin" in Anishinabemowin, or Ojibway, you're in luck. Dave Courchene Jr. from Sakgeeng First Nation explains the meaning behind that phrase in this video. 

The Unreserved Language Academy is here to help you learn the word "Taqinaryuaq" . 1:10

Rosie Suluk is from Arviat, Nunavut. She chose "Taqinaryuaq" as the Inuktitut word of the day. Watch the video to find out what it means. 

The Unreserved Language Academy is here to help you learn the word "Hanwakan" . We're teaching Indigenous languages one word at a time. 1:30

Hanwakan Whitecloud of the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation explains the origin of his own name in this Santee, or Dakota, language lesson.