In this blog post, I am going to talk about my initial thoughts about my major digital project, the decision that I have made, and the reason that I have chosen the learning project that I have chosen.
Initially, I had planned to implement a Google Classroom; however, the program that I am working on is going through a lot of changes as it is a new program. I did not want to begin a project until I had a better idea of what the next couple of months will look like. To avoid any unnecessary hang ups, I moved on to a learning project.
As many of you may have seen on my twitter account , I have decided I would like to begin to learn Cree as my major learning project. How did I come to this decision you might ask? Let me explain.
I have had the fortune of learning a second language, and I discovered the interconnectivity of language and culture. One can only truly understand concepts and emotions that one has words to comprehend.
I hope that in beginning to study Cree, I will learn and develop a depth of understanding not only of language but also of culture.
In addition, I recognize the importance of keeping traditional languages alive. Cree cannot not be learnt in any other part of the world but in Saskatchewan. It is a language that is unique to the land that I grew up on. I strongly believe that the places that one grows up on shape and form a central part of their identities. I want to be develop, through language, an understanding of the words that have formed the history and culture of the lands that I live on.
Please share any resources that you may have. I have discovered some apps such as this one called My Cree. It also looks like the Athabasca Tribal Council has recently launched an app called ATC Cree. I am excited about using the apps and undertaking this journey.
Has anyone in the class learned Cree? Or, does anyone speak Cree? I am going to need all the help that I can get!
All the best,