Northland, KTCEA partner on teachers resources, syllabic building blocks for language education

May 1, 2019

Northland School Division and the Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority have established a partnership that has received grants to develop resources such as teacher kits and syllabic building blocks. The teachers kits “will include a host of resources such as instruction manuals, classroom worksheets, words lists, how to instructions for games, wall posters, charts and audio tapes of local speakers,” explained FNMI Learner Success Director Lorraine Cardinal-Roy, while the sets of wooden building blocks will “colorfully illustrate culturally relevant images, syllabic symbols and their corresponding sounds.” The projects are supported by the Government of Alberta’s Indigenous Languages in Education grant programs. KTCEA Deputy Superintendent Pearl Calahasen explained that the two parties have placed a priority on reviving Indigenous languages in school communities. Nation Talk (AB)