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How Star Wars 'made it possible to open a world of speaking Navajo'

In 2013, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was released on DVD dubbed in Navajo. Five years later, the Navajo-language cast reunited at Indigenous Comic Con to screen the film and sign DVD copies for Star Wars fans.

Haida language nest offers youngest speakers the chance to learn ancestral language

The Haida language is a piece of culture that was nearly lost due to smallpox, residential schools, church and government interventions. There was a time when all Haida were fluent in their language. Today, there are only three or four dozen speakers. Nearly all of them are over the age of 70. But, there is hope for the next generation.

Indigenous language revitalization: From federal legislation to community-led initiatives

New federal legislation in Canada aims to bring many Indigenous languages back to life, and protect them from being lost. But Indigenous people have long been working to revitalize their languages. From podcasts and Hollywood blockbusters, to sign language and language nests, how Indigenous people are learning, sharing and speaking their own languages.

First Words: Larry Grant speaks hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓

In this episode of First Words, Musqueam Elder Larry Grant teaches you a word for “I really love you,” and one for “pal.”

The language of love: Artists Ursula Johnson and Angella Parsons on Mik'maw in their marriage

When Ursula Johnson teaches Mi'kmaw to her wife, Angella Parsons, it's about a connection to Johnson's first language, and a connection to each other.

The language of love: artists Ursula Johnson and Angella Parsons on Mik'maw in their marriage

When Ursula Johnson teaches Mi'kmaw to her wife, Angella Parsons, it's about a connection to Johnson's first language ... and about a connection to each other.

Why two-spirit, trans writer Arielle Twist is afraid of love

Arielle Twist has been open about her transition and life before and after — she often writes about sex, love and relationships from her unique perspective.

Breaking the formula: Writer Maggie Blackbird sees growing diversity in romance novels

Romance literature is a popular genre, but there still aren’t many Indigenous writers working in the genre. Ojibway writer Maggie Blackbird has always been a fan of romance novels, and recently wrote her first novel, Blessed.

Breaking the formula: Writer Maggie Blackbird sees growing diversity in romance novels

Romance literature is a popular genre, but there still aren’t many Indigenous writers working in the genre. Ojibway writer Maggie Blackbird has always been a fan of romance novels, and recently wrote her first novel, Blessed.

Writer calls 'snagging' a celebration of Indigenous sexuality

Snagging is a popular, tongue-in-cheek term used in many Indigenous communities. "In essence and in this context it really means human relations. Not just hook up culture or sexuality, but the relations that we have as Indigenous peoples."

Want to date Indigenous? There's an app for that!

People are turning to apps like Tinder and Bumble to find love. But now there’s a dating app created with Indigenous people in mind - Rezfox.

Want to date Indigenous? There's an app for that!

People are turning to apps like Tinder and Bumble to find love. But now there’s a dating app created with Indigenous people in mind - Rezfox.

Writer calls 'snagging' a celebration of Indigenous sexuality

Snagging is a popular, tongue-in-cheek term used in many Indigenous communities. "In essence and in this context it really means human relations. Not just hook up culture or sexuality, but the relations that we have as Indigenous peoples."

Snagging, romance novels and bear grease: Unreserved shares Indigenous love stories

It's that time of year again — time to talk about the Indigenous love in our lives. This week on Unreserved, a look at everything from romance novels to online love and even the art of the snag.

Why two-spirit, trans writer Arielle Twist is afraid of love

Arielle Twist has been open about her transition and life before and after — she often writes about sex, love and relationships from her unique perspective.

First Words: Trish Rosborough speaks Kwak'wala

In this episode of First Words, Trish Rosborough teaches you several words in Kwak'wala - and the layers of meaning behind them. For example, a'tłi means forest, but depending where you live, it can also mean something else.

First Words: Katia Olsen speaks SENĆOTEN

In this episode of First Words, Katia Olsen teaches you a word that encompasses birthright and history, and one for acknowledging and giving thanks.

Are you an Indigenous writer? Scholastic wants to hear from you

Remember getting the Scholastic book order sheets in school? Well, those colourful pages are about to get a whole lot more Indigenous.

Book picks for kids, by Cree author David A. Robertson

David A. Robertson is a Cree writer from Winnipeg, who writes books for kids of all ages. As a father to five kids, Robertson has a bit of experience combing through the children’s section of bookstores.

Jenny Kay Dupuis wanted her book to be available in the language her grandmother was punished for speaking

When Nipissing author Jenny Kay Dupuis co-wrote I Am Not a Number, she knew that she wanted to have it translated into the Nbising dialect of Nishnaabemwin, the language that her grandmother was forbidden to speak at residential school.

Jenny Kay Dupuis wanted her book to be available in the language her grandmother was punished for speaking

When Nipissing author Jenny Kay Dupuis co-wrote I Am Not a Number, she knew that she wanted to have it translated into the Nbising dialect of Nishnaabemwin, the language that her grandmother was forbidden to speak at residential school. But she didn't realize that the translation would take years.

Lost bannock, a family recipe and the Cree language come together in author's first children's book

When Dallas Hunt sat down to write his first children's book he knew it had to include the Cree language. "I really think it's important that our languages are vibrant and circulating," he said.

Book picks for kids, by Cree author David A. Robertson

David A. Robertson is a Cree writer from Winnipeg, who writes books for kids of all ages. As a father to five kids, Robertson has a bit of experience combing through the children’s section of bookstores.

'I was really surprised by how kids connect to her': Author's first book a hit in Cree language class

Sonya Ballantyne wasn't taught how to speak Cree when she was a kid — so reading her new Cree children's book, Kerri Berry Lynn, in front of a bunch of Cree language students at Isaac Brock School in Winnipeg was a little nerve-wracking.

Lost bannock, a family recipe and the Cree language come together in author's first children's book

When Dallas Hunt sat down to write his first children's book he knew it had to include the Cree language. "I really think it's important that our languages are vibrant and circulating," he said.