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Funding to support Mohawk language instruction

Article Origin

Author

Compiled by Shari Narine

Volume

33

Issue

4

Year

2015

The federal government is providing $72,614 in funding through the Aboriginal Languages Initiative to the Wahta Mohawks for language lessons and learning resources for 2015–16. Wahta Mohawks Chief Philip Franks said the First Nation is pleased to get the funding. “This is an important first step in the development of a language program that will form an integral part of the foundation for healing in our community. Healing through language and culture is a renewed focus of our health and social department programs at Wahta Mohawks,” he said in a news release. The language learning resources will include print, audio and video resources and participants will learn grammar, conversational skills, reading and writing through virtual and one-on-one sessions.