Sunday January 24, 2016
Learn 4 words in 4 indigenous languages in 4 videos
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- Learn 4 words in 4 indigenous languages in 4 videos
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- 3 tips for learning your traditional tongue
- Full Episode
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."
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.
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.
Hanwakan Whitecloud of the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation explains the origin of his own name in this Santee, or Dakota, language lesson.