Town and Devon Library partnering to offer Cree language classes – Devon Dispatch

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202067 Views

The Town of Devon and the Devon Library announced this week that introductory nehiyawewin (Cree) language classes would be offered this February.

The program is another step forward in Devon’s reconciliation and collaboration with its Indigenous neighbours in Treaty 6 territory. Feedback from residents during an open house in November 2019 indicated they would like to see Indigenous language classes be part of the town’s Indigenous workshops and programs offered.

“This is another step towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples of Treaty 6 territory and beyond as we continue to work to bring awareness and understanding of Indigenous cultures and languages,” stated Mitch Wincentaylo, Indigenous Engagement coordinator for the Town of Devon, in a town press release. “By bringing nehiyawewin classes to the Devon community, we are doing our part to facilitate the learning and preservation of the Plains Cree language.”

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