Bilingual kindergarten class including Michif starts in Saskatoon

October 7, 2020
St Michael’s Elementary School in Saskatoon, home to the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Core Michif Language Program, has launched a new bilingual Michif Kindergarten class. “We really want to make sure we’re growing the Michif language and Michif culture,” says Principal Cristin Dorgan Lee. “By having that housed here at our school we have opportunity to revitalize the language and celebrate the Métis culture.” Over the past five years, the school has focused on Métis teachings and culture with the intention of helping a new generation of language speakers revive the language. “As a Métis woman it makes me very proud to speak my language to speak the language in the classroom with the kindergarteners and I can see it already even though we’ve only been here for two weeks with these little ones,” said language keeper Sandra Laliberte. “They are using the language.” APTN News (SK)