Aurora College features language programs during Aboriginal Languages Month

March 26, 2014

NWT’s Aurora College is celebrating Aboriginal Languages Month by highlighting language and culture programming at the college. Aurora currently offers several classes in Aboriginal language and culture, including the Aboriginal Language and Cultural Instructor Program (ALCIP), which trains individuals to teach languages. There are also several courses that include components of Indigenous knowledge and traditions, and free evening language courses offered at several locations. “Programs like ALCIP allow Aurora College to work with each of our regions to deliver language programming in a way which best meets the region's and community’s needs. Language and culture go hand in hand. It is extremely important that we have a mechanism for our students to learn about our territory’s diverse heritage and culture," noted Dave Porter, Chair of Aurora’s School of Education. 9 of NWT’s 11 official languages are Aboriginal. Aurora News Release