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Watch and Listen

Online videos and radio programs are a great way to encourage language preservation and learning.

Many organizations and programs have created short videos to share their language learning and preservation content. Often videos are available through YouTube or the organization's website. Other audio content is available through radio stations or as podcasts.

Aakoziiwigamig: An Ojibwe Radio Drama

The University of Winnipeg (Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre, Indigenous Engagement, and the Oral History Centre), the University of Manitoba, Indigenous Languages of Manitoba, Native Communications Inc. Radio (NCI) and Mazinaate Publishing have collaborated on an Indigenous Language radio drama set in a hospital that premiered in January 2021. Aakoziiwigamig: An Ojibwe Radio Drama has 16 episods, including scripts.



Indigenous language radio programming is a great way to expose yourself to a language, particularly to how languages are expressed locally. Check the NCI website for their program guide to find out when you can listen to these great shows.

In the earlier years of NCI, television was also used. One of the feature shows in those times was called Kehte-Hiyak [KEH-TAY-UKK]. Elders of various First Nations shared legends, as well as the telling of the traditional lifestyle in which they were brought up in. You can find these videos on NCI's YouTube channel.

Spoken Cree: Doug Ellis Audio Collection