21 Jul 2019

nehiyawak Summer Language Experience Annual Camp 2019

Jul 21, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sturgeon Lake First Nation

Prior to the camp there will be a nehiyawak Language Experience Inc. Annual General Meeting. It will be held on July 21, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Sturgeon Lake First Nations.



Please contact info@READsaskatoon.com  or call 306-652-5448 for any questions, thank you!

The dates for the camp are tenative and will be officially announced soon!

This Cree language camp is a six-day summer program founded on the epistemological and pedagogical practices of nehiyawak artists.  The focus of this program is to produce authentic language engagement in the context to enhance and share nehiyaw identity, including ways of knowing and being. The end result of this experience is to tell a story in Cree confidently and understand nehiyaw philosophy, practices, and beliefs. Our past participants and students in this program have been engaged in their learning in an outdoor environment that permeates the traditional tipi teachings and an experience they will never forget. Our teachers are artists of many gifts: story-telling, chanting, singing, drum-making, beading, birch bark biting, basket making and acting. 

nehiyawak camp presentation

Overall Objectives for a unique experience include:

  • Increase the ability to speak and understand Cree over a short time frame.
  • Accelerate the learning capability many fold.
  • Build a Cree vocabulary to enhance and strengthen partnerships with Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike.
  • Understand the meaning behind the words to learn about the Cree worldview
  • To connect to the land and to learn from a place.

Cost for the six day language experience is $395 and anyone aged 12 and over is $250. There is also a student rate of $250.


See links:

https://youtu.be/p28d3nqionc Video featured on Sasktel Digital Max Tv http://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=404632




Camp Information

APTN article about the camp

Belinda Daniels Bio

Important Information!

If you are bringing children, bring them snacks and their own little meals. The camp also provides water, juice, fruit, and bars. 

Please sign waivers and photo release forms prior to the camp and send to info@READsaskatoon.com

Let's speak Cree!

Don't forget to follow nehiyawak Summer Language Experience on twitter @belindadaniels9

Indigenous/nehiyawak will have first preference for registration.



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