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A Mother/Daughter Team on Cree Language Revitalization Part 2

Apr 05 2017
Topic: Classroom Strategy
Grade: Grades K-3, Grades 4-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 9-12


This engaging 2-part webinar co-hosted by a Cree Mother and Daughter team will focus on maintaining, enhancing, retaining, sharing & developing Cree Language speakers. The first part will share strategies for teaching proficiency through Total Physical Response and through reading and storytelling in roman orthography. The second part will highlight instructional strategies for teaching language through incorporating the Maskwacis Cree App.

Participants will learn:

  • Teaching oral competency and stories
  • Teaching the plains Cree “Y” dialect syllabic system with Total Physical Response

Presenters: Ida Bull resides on the Louis Bull Reservation located west of Maskwacis, her first language is Maskwacis Plains Cree. Currently, she works for Indigenous Studies with the Nipisihkopahk Education Authority. Graduated from University of Calgary, with forty years of teaching experience. Ida holds a Master’s in Leadership and Administration and is committed to supporting all Cree instructors. Joline Mearon-Bull resides in Edmonton, AB with grassroots from Louis Bull located in Maskwacis, AB. She is a grade 5 teacher with Nipsihkopahk Education Authority. Joline just completed her after degree in Education from the University of Alberta with a Second Language Specialization. She holds a Masters Degree, an Undergraduate degree in First Nation Studies, with experience in community-based project research with the World Indigenous Knowledge and Research Centre and Athabasca University.

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