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Understanding Indigenous languages
Language is more than what we use to communicate. Through language, we begin to understand each other, and the land that we live on.
We're highlighting a few of the many diverse Indigenous languages that exist across the country.
Listen and learn from language keepers
Learn a Mi'kmaw Lesson
A Mi'kmaw lesson from language teacher Curtis Michael.
Bighetty & Bighetty
These brothers — and their Cree-speaking puppets — are cracking up communities across the country.
Ask an elder
Elders play an important role — they are knowledge keepers, storytellers and have a deep understanding of culture and tradition. Meet elders from across the country as they answer your questions.
Sharing our traditions: exploring the life and culture of the James Bay Cree
What people are doing to promote and revitalize Indigenous languages
Meet the 9-year-old who's learning 5 different languages
Nine-year-old Rotehrhatá:se Lahache is learning Kanien’kéha at immersion school, but has also taken up learning Cayuga, French and Spanish on his own.
For this grandmother-grandson duo, speaking Ojibway is 'an act of defiance'
Patricia Ningewance never imagined she'd one day teach Ojibway at the residential school that tried to steal the language from her.
Meet the man who is helping revitalize Mohawk language through memes
Mother and daughter learn Cree together and share teaching techniques
How Indigenous languages are being preserved and recorded
How CBC is sharing Indigenous languages
A glimpse inside projects ongoing at CBC North that focus on language.
Keepers of the Language: Chipewyan host says it's never too late to learn
As host of CBC North's Denesuline Yatia radio program, Marlene Grooms says she is constantly learning more about her language.
Learn more about CBC's Indigenous languages archives project
Seventeen people are archiving 75,000 hours of recorded stories collected over six decades by the CBC.