• Language Classes at Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation

    Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation, located at the head of tide of the Miramichi River in New Brunswick, is taking steps to address the steady decline in Mi’kmaq language speakers. The majority of youth in the community struggle with basic greetings and conversations in Mi’kmaq, prompting the Nation to begin offering language classes for youth and other learners.

  • Peskotomuhkati Nation to Showcase Cultural Artifacts at Camp Chiputneticook

    Like many First Nations, Peskotomuhkati Nation at Skutik in New Brunswick has long been looking for opportunities to preserve its history, language, and culture. A chance to do so emerged in 2018, when the Canadian federal government transferred ownership of Camp Chiputneticook to the Nation. The large property and lodge, closely tied to Passamaquoddy history, was also home to over 100 artefacts, including tools, beaded clothing, jewelry, woven baskets, and canoes, making it the first known collection of Passamaquoddy objects in Canada.

  • Revitalizing the Plains Cree Language at 2024 “Keep Our Language Alive” Conference

    The XYE Cree Speakers' Society was founded in 2021 by Milton Tootoosis, a nêhiyaw of the Poundmaker Cree Nation in Treaty Six Territory, with the goal to revitalize the Plains Cree language and promote the teachings of Cree Elders and traditional speakers. This learning process often challenges conventional Western education and requires a commitment to reconciling both worlds.

  • Connecting Indigenous Youth with Culture and Community

    Many Indigenous youth in Thunder Bay, Ontario, find themselves far from their home as they pursue their education. The physical distance from family and community can create a sense of identity loss and isolation, making it difficult to maintain a connection with their cultural roots.

  • Thames Bluewater Métis Council’s Annual Rendezvous

    The Métis community across Canada has endured the impacts of colonization, resulting in the erosion of their traditions and cultural heritage. By gathering together, Métis citizens are hoping to rebuild a sense of pride and connection that has been lost within the community.

  • Hand Drum and Rattle Making Workshops at Kitchitwa Kateri Church

    Deacon Michael Robinson is Anishinaabe and Catholic and serves as the Spiritual Director for Kitchitwa Kateri Church in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He provides spiritual direction and counselling services for community members with a focus on Indigenous spirituality, reconciliation and healing and discovery of identity.

  • Learning Ojibwe: Basic Ojibwe and Culture

    The wounds inflicted on Indigenous communities by the residential school system run deep, with one of the most devastating impacts being the suppression of Indigenous languages. The loss of language has left a void in the cultural identity of Indigenous communities across Canada.

  • Learning Ojibwe III – Language classes

    Ms. Esther Diabo, an Ojibwe language speaker, Elder, and educator, is committed to cultural reconnection and healing for her community. Having spent nine years in residential schools, she understands the profound impact of language loss on Indigenous identity and today offers Ojibwe language classes as a pathway to healing and cultural revitalization.

  • Michif Language Revitalization Circle Community Outreach (2024)

    For many Métis people, discovering their cultural heritage has been a journey of revelation and rediscovery. Métis youth are seldom exposed to Michif language and culture, as older generations grapple with a legacy of shame surrounding their identity. Organizations like the Michif Language Revitalization Circle (MLRC) are working to mend these connections and reclaim Métis heritage.

  • Ticmup Cultural and Education Centre Project

    Ticmup, a non-profit society founded in January 2021, is dedicated to preserving and promoting Nuu-chah-nulth family cultural teachings, language, and art through collaborative efforts with Indigenous and non-Indigenous allies.