SK announces new language courses for high school students

May 1, 2019

The Government of Saskatchewan has announced new language courses in Dene, Nakawe, and Michif at the 10, 20, and 30 levels. A provincial release notes that the initiative aligns with the TRC calls to action and the Joint Task Force recommendations, which are focused on the importance of Indigenous languages and their role in preserving cultural traditions. “It is encouraging to see a Métis language included in these efforts being made within our provincial education system,” Métis Nation Saskatchewan Education Minister Earl Cook said. “This will assist in the retention of Michif, our official language. Providing Indigenous students with meaningful opportunities to learn about and connect with their cultural heritage is key to their success.” School divisions across Saskatchewan will be able to offer these provincial language courses beginning in the 2019-20 school year. SK | CBC (SK)