SICC Given Funds To Revitalize Use Of Languages

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 15:25



The federal government has announced a three-year funding deal to help preserve First Nations languages in Saskatchewan.


The Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre will be given $737,613 to organize language retention activities and community-based language projects.


Those projects include the development of community language plans, regional language research, archiving and digitization projects, and initiatives to support the integration of First Nations languages in the provincial curriculum.


SICC President Dorothy Myo says the college hopes to increase the use of Indigenous languages in everyday First Nations’ life, whether it be in the home, at school, or in the workplace.