Learn Nakoda, with Reconciliation Through Language Learning, a language program aimed at revitalizing Treaty Four territory's Indigenous languages that were lost through Residential Schools.
Part of RPL’s Try Something New programming series.
Register here to attend: https://reconciliationregina.com/language-class-registration or click on the Zoom link below with the corresponding date.
Date Range: Program runs Tuesdays January 17- March 21.
This program is offered in partnership with Reconciliation Regina. Reconciliation Regina and Regina Public Library will host Reconciliation Through Language Learning, a beginner language program series aimed at revitalizing Treaty Four territory’s Indigenous languages that were lost through Residential Schools. The languages that will be part of the series include: Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota/Lakota/Nakota, and Michif. Each series will run for 10 weeks.
The goal of Reconciliation Regina is to truly embark upon a meaningful process of reconciliation, to honor, acknowledge and accept responsibility for, to own, and participate in, redressing the harm done from residential schools. This involves a process that has no definitive roadmap, rule book or process to follow on the path forward. This is, in fact, uncharted territory that individuals and organizations will embark upon in different, creative and meaningful ways. For more information about Reconciliation Regina please visit their website at https://reconciliationregina.com
This program is conducted through Zoom. Register to receive a reminder, the evaluation and any other resources. Click the links to join:
January 17: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89700316542
January 24: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81806124519
January 31: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84684880156
February 7: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82636456353
February 14: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84847526885
February 21: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81394449020
February 28: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84754798143
March 7: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83800788728
March 14: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87041450811
March 21: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88458637298
Presenter information: Theresa O’Watch (Wicó’í’a wiya), a grandmother of three, was born and raised in Čega K’Inná Nakoda Nation. She is the seventh child of Douglas and Velma (Eashappie) O’Watch. Born into a Nakoda-speaking home, both Theresa’s parents were fluent speakers. Language has always been a family teaching and the importance of retaining it to us as Nakoda people. Encouraged by her late sister Freda O’Watch, Theresa was fortunate to awaken the language in her after many years of rest. “My sister was always the biggest influence on me, [she] would always say that language has a spirit. I support and always encourage everyone to share what they know. Many people want to learn and know their language, know you are never too old to learn”. In 2017 Theresa attained a Certificate in Indigenous Languages from the First Nations University of Canada. Today, she and her puppet helper Kooshi teach Nakoda Language to the students at the Nakoda Oyade Education Center on Carry the Kettle First Nation.
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Indigenous |
TAGS: | Multicultural | Language Learning |
|Mon, Mar 27||9:30AM to 9:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 28||9:30AM to 9:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 29||9:30AM to 9:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 30||9:30AM to 9:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 31||9:30AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Apr 01||9:30AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Apr 02||12:00PM to 5:00PM|
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