The Northern Lights School Division will be using a provincial grant geared towards truth and reconciliation education for language preservation.

Alexis McLeod, the school division’s First Nations and Métis education consultant, said she collaborated with her colleague to decide on a worthwhile way to use the funding.

“So I asked her what was done before and what needed to be done,” she said. “So we are going to make a video promoting the Indigenous languages within Northern Lights School Division.”

McLeod said the video will showcase Cree, Michif and Dene and the students will get to be a part of it.

“By doing this project, it will help (students) with their identity and promote a positive identity within their cultures and languages.”

The province made an announcement last week that division’s could receive up to $5,000 for truth and reconciliation education. McLeod explained the video is in response to call #13 in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action.

(PHOTO: The Northern Lights School Division in La Ronge. Photo by Kandis Riese. File photo.)