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ERIC Number: EJ945783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5692
Destruction of a Language and Culture: A Personal Story
Clearsky, Eileen
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, v5 n4 p260-265 2011
The extinction of language and culture in Canadian Aboriginal communities is closely linked to the historical experiences of families under past assimilation policies. Families must recover the language and culture to ward off the possibility of extinction. The revival of culture and languages, in effort not to lose our identity as First Nation people, will take great effort by community members. In this article, I share the example of my own family's history within the Canadian historical context. I also discuss the Blackfoot Nation, where I currently teach, as an example of one of many communities that are making every effort to revitalize and sustain their culture, traditions, and language now and into the future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada