Starting in the 2019-20 school year, students at St. Michael's Elementary School in Saskatoon will begin to learn Michif, the Indigenous language of the Métis people, in a Core Michif program similar to the Core French program. Students are expected to receive 100 minutes of weekly instruction in the language, which is a mixture of Plains Cree and French dialects, in an effort to preserve the language and "a specific worldview, cultural knowledge including religion, spirituality, oral traditions, harvesting strategies and healing techniques," said Samson LaMontagne, who helps teach Métis culture in the school division.
Full article is found in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix.
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