Table of Contents

  • Highlights
  • Upcoming Events

  • Curriculum Guides

  • Year, Unit, Lesson, Day Plans

  • Teacher Resources

  • Web Resources: Aboriginal Language Fonts/Language/Culture

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Aboriginal Language Inservice March 4-6, 2013
Cree Dene Cell phones by k_ona on GoAnimate

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Dene Greetings using Go Animate

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Upcoming Events

Curriculum Guides

Kindergarten -Grade 9 Aboriginal Languages Guide

K-9 Curriculum Overview

Dene 10, 20, 30 Guide

Cree 10, 20, 30

Year, Unit, Lesson, Day Plans

The following units were graciously shared by teachers to help support other teachers in their unit planning endeavors.

Kindergarten - Grade 6

Grade One Body Unit

Grade Six Family & Friends Unit

Grade Seven Family/Kinship Unit

Kindergarten - Grade 6 Family & Friends

Grade Two Family & Friends


Teacher Resources

Aboriginal Language GamesChoose a game and start playing! FirstVoices games make learning fun!

Bird Flashcards in Dene with text, pictures and audio.

You can view the VoiceThread above by clicking past the messages...If you are still unable to view the flashcards please visit this link: Dene Bird VoiceThread

Western Canadian Protocol for Collaboration in Basic Education

Step by Step Guides to Unit Planning

Kindergarten-Grade 9

Grades 10-12

Unit Planning Templates

Kindergarten - Grade 6

Kindergarten-Grade 9

Grades 10-12

Word/Phrase Lists


Web Resources

Aboriginal Language Fonts

Language Geek
Languagegeek’s free Unicode-compliant fonts contain everything you need to read your language in whichever orthography you prefer: Syllabic (Canadian and Cherokee), Roman / Latin, Phonetic, and others


Aboriginal Canada Portal

Aboriginal Languages in Canada: A Teacher Resource Guide

Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre

Gift of Language

Allan Adam

We are Speaking the Dene Way
With this interactive website, learn basic sounds and words of Dene Zhati e, the Dene language of the Dehcho region in the Northwest Territories.

International Phonetic Alphabet
The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is an alphabetic system of phonetic notation based primarily on the Latin alphabet. It was devised by the International Phonetic Association as a standardized representation of the sounds of oral language.

Northwest Territories Literacy Council

First Voices

Language Wiki

Learn Michif

Michif Language Lessons
Through these ten Michif Language Lessons the Metis Resource Centre will attempt to provide basic conversational language lessons for those who want to have an interactive experience of the spoken and written language.

Say IT First
Welcome to the chance to digitally display Native languages.
This glossary work will be contributed by the community and owned by the community. Our goal is simple, to help First Nations’ people develop more fluent language speakers tomorrow than exist today.

South Slave Educational Division Council
Aboriginal Language Resources developed by the SSEDC to provide quality reading material in the aboriginal languages (Chipewyan/Dene, Cree and Slavey) and to support and enhance the teaching of aboriginal languages and Dene culture.

The Way We Speak: An Annotated Bibliography


Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute

Dene Beading
Welcome... to the Dene beading and sewing website of La Loche! We will show you how the Dene people learned to bead and sew.

Sakitawak Cultural Site

Rekindling Traditions

Ontario Ministry of Education: Practical Teaching Strategies

Metis Resources