Native Montreal seeks teachers to revive Indigenous languages

An organization dedicated to providing services to the Aboriginal community of Montreal is looking for language teachers.

Starting this fall, Native Montreal plans to provide language classes in Innu, Cree, Mohawk, Abenaquis, Anishnabe and Inuktitut.

Philippe Meilleur, the executive director for Native Montreal, said enrolment and interest is booming — with nearly 300 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students of all ages signing up for classes.

“The main difficulty is the fact there is so little fluent speakers,” Meilleur said. “There is a limited amount of teachers out there.”

The goal is not only for students to learn the language in the classroom but to connect with culture through song, cooking lessons and shared activities in a way that is suitable for all ages.

Read more: CBC News

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