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New Cree language app targets students, teachers and newcomers – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202026 Views

More than 150 elders in northern Alberta recorded words and phrases for the app

Jan 19, 2020

More than 150 elders from five northern Alberta First Nations have contributed to a new tool designed to preserve Cree words and phrases.

The free app, KTCEA Elders Speak, is a product of the Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority, which oversees six schools within five northern Alberta First Nations: Peerless Trout First Nation, Whitefish Lake First Nation, Loon River First Nation, Lubicon Lake Band, and Woodland Cree First Nation.

The app documents Cree as it is spoken in the region northwest of Grande Prairie, Alta. Students who use it will find 900 Cree words and phrases identifying local plants, wildlife and daily activities. Each word was recorded by a local elder.

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