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New videos launched to promote Maliseet language, culture [John Adam]

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Publisher: 
Government of New Brunswick
Year of publication: 
2013

“New videos to promote and preserve the use of the Maliseet language in New Brunswick were launched today in Fredericton by community members from the Tobique First Nation.”

Decolonizing Mi’kmaw Education through Cultural Practical Knowledge [Jeff Orr]

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Publisher: 
McGill Journal of Education
Year of publication: 
2002

“This article shares the stories of three Mi’kmaw teachers who are bringing their Aboriginal cultural practical knowledge into the school landscape through pedagogy and relationality, as they work towards the decolonization of their education system.”

Schooling as a Vehicle for Aboriginal Language Maintenance: Implementing Cree as the Language of Instruction in Northern Quebec [Lynn McAlpine, Daisy Herodier]

Publisher: 
Canadian Journal of Education
Year of publication: 
1994

“Aboriginal languages in Canada are at risk. Aboriginal communities that control their own schools often perceive schooling as a means of halting the erosion of language and restoring the viability of their culture. This is the story of such a process. The James Bay Cree live in nine communities, mostly along the east coast of James Bay. In December 1988, the Cree School Board commissioners decided to introduce a program of Cree as the language of instruction in elementary schools.

Effective Language Education Practices and Native Language Survival [Dick Littlebear]

Publisher: 
Native American Language Issues
Year of publication: 
1990

“It is difficult for our Native American languages and cultures to survive and it will get more difficult. One of the reasons for this increasing difficulty for Native language groups is that we are in the midst of a cultural transition which has demeaned our languages and cultures. However, remember that our cultures have proven their ability to survive and adapt over the past thousands of years when they have undergone other cultural transitions. Let us not allow this present cultural transition to be any different.

Can Threatened Languages be Saved? [Joshua Fishman]

Publisher: 
Language Arts & Disciplines
Year of publication: 
2001

“Defenders of threatened languages all over the world, from advocates of biodiversity to dedicated defenders of their own cultural authenticity, are often humbled by the immensity of the task that they are faced with when the weak and the few seek to find a safe-harbour against the ravages of the strong and the many. This book provides both practical case studies and theoretical directions from all five continents and advances thereby the collective pursuit of "reversing language shift" for the greater benefit of cultural democracy everywhere.”

Negotiating Identities: Education for Empowerment in a Diverse Society [Jim Cummins]

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Publisher: 
NALDIC News
Year of publication: 
1996

“Aimed at "empowering" teachers and students in a culturally diverse society, this book suggests that schools must respect student's language and culture, encourage community participation, promote critical literacy, and institute forms of assessment in order to reverse patterns of under-achievement in pupils from varying cultures. The book shows that students who have been failed by schools predominantly come from communities whose languages, cultures and identities have been distorted and devalued in the wider society, and schools have reinforced this pattern of disempowerment.”

Haida Heritage Centre: "it's here for us to tell our own story from our own perspective” [Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, AANDC]

Publisher: 
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Year of publication: 
2012

“Through both the production and display of traditional artwork, the Haida Heritage Centre is truly a living museum, perpetuating culture. See how this multi-function facility teaches community members old and new skills with which to build a new and brighter future.”

Turtle Island Tourism Company: "Celebrating the people who were here first and what they did" [Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, AANDC]

Publisher: 
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Year of publication: 
2012

“See how, through the efforts of Turtle Island Tourism Company, many non-Aboriginal Canadians have a greater understanding of the richness and diversity of Aboriginal culture. Today, Aboriginal peoples are proud to showcase who they are while acknowledging and respecting those who came before them.”

Language and socio-economic development towards a theoretical framework [John Walsh]

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Publisher: 
National University of Ireland
Year of publication: 
2006

“This paper lays out the foundations of an alternative approach which posits that all languages and cultures, regardless of their status or numerical size, can be integrated into processes of socio-economic development, and that none is inherently anti-development.”

Maintaining Aboriginal identity, language and culture in modern society [M. Battiste]

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University of British Columbia Press
Year of publication: 
2000

“This book seeks to clarify postcolonial Indigenous thought beginning at the new millennium. It represents the voices of the first generation of global Indigenous scholars and converges those voices, their analyses, and their dreams of a decolonized world.”

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