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Revitalizing Nêhiyawewin: Our Language, Stories and Perspectives


Gail Mackay Linda Wason-Ellam Darlene Arcand Pamela Fosseneuve Coreen Sakebow Dwayne Swiftwolfe


This research project aims to explore the development of storytelling curricula grounded in Nêhiyaw language and knowledge at a school in Saskatoon. Working with visiting Elders who are story keepers, Cree immersion speakers in grades 1-3 will listen to Elder stories and participate in a number of oral language storying activities in Cree. Indigenous storytelling for young learners is a pedagogical springboard for holistic learning, concept building and experiential learning. The research will explore the impact on both students and their teachers.