Today, Red River College opened registration for two new Anishinaabemowin language and culture courses, created to support Indigenous language revitalization in Manitoba schools.
The new courses are the first of their kind to be offered by RRC, and will be delivered through a partnership between its Schools of Indigenous Education and Continuing Education.
The Introduction to Anishinaabemowin Language and Culture course — geared to non- or semi-fluent speakers — begins in February 2018, while the Level 2 course for intermediate and fluent speakers starts in the spring.
Both will be offered on a part-time basis to K-12 educators in the province, and to anyone else who may be interested.
“As a College, we are taking the lead to provide more opportunities for educators to gain a deeper understanding of Indigenous language and identity, and to continue to strengthen partnerships with Indigenous learners in our community,” says Rebecca Chartrand, RRC’s Executive Director, Indigenous Strategy.