Indigenous Languages

Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers

We are very lucky to provide opportunities for students and staff to learn and practice Indigenous languages.  School population, where our families are from and the traditional languages commonly spoken determine language selection. All students are welcomed to honour their family values and traditions, by speaking the language that supports their Indigenous Identity. 

Fluent speaking Elders and Knowledge Keepers have supported our learning in language and traditional ways of knowing and being. Throughout the years, Blackfoot, Cree, Métis and Tsuu T'ina Elders have supported our learning. 


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Blackfoot language dialect from Piikani First Nation.  




  

 Blackfoot language dialect from Siksika First Nation.


 Cree language from Samson Cree First Nation.


 Dene language from Tsuu T'ina First Nation.
 Stoney Nakoda language from the Stoney Education Authority. 



Here are some of the lessons we have learned so far for you to practice alongside us at home.

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Monday, Oct. 18 is a system-wide non-instructional day so there are no classes for students. It is also municipal election day – don’t forget to vote! Have a safe long weekend and please continue to follow all public health measures #WeAreCBE https://t.co/isScnELKOp

RT @UsihChristopher: Looking forward to our system-wide PL Day on Indigenous Ed (Oct 18). #WeAreCBE staff will engage in learning to build our knowledge &understanding. Thank-you to Elders and Knowledge Keepers for their wisdom &guidance as we work together to improve outcomes for Indigenous students

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Over the next couple of months CBE students from kindergarten to Grade 12 will be reimaging spaces in #yyc. Schools will submit their designs and the City of Calgary is going to build the winning design IRL! Check it out! https://t.co/OXt9ZU1rAN #WeAreCBE #CBEMinecraft

There are no classes for students on Friday, Oct 8 because it is a system-wide non-instructional day. All of our schools and offices are closed on Monday, Oct 11 for Thanksgiving. Have a safe long weekend and please continue to follow all public health measures #WeAreCBE https://t.co/rE7EjNNx4S