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FSIN receives complaints after Cree woman asked not to speak her language in school – 620 CKRM.com
by ahnationtalk onOctober 21, 201986 Views
October 21, 2019
The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations wants to see school boards, administrations and teachers across Saskatchewan increase and encourage the use of First Nations languages in schools.
This comes after the federation learned that a Cree woman was allegedly asked by a school principal to not speak her language at the school. Since receiving the complaints, the organization has opened an investigation into the allegations.
For FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron, he believes this is a great opportunity to encourage indigenous languages in Saskatchewan classrooms. He said it’s important for teachers to promote the languages, but it’s a priority for students to learn and use them.
“That’s the audience we have to target when it comes to revitalizing and protecting our First Nations languages,” explained Cameron.