Chelsea Vowel: Unsettling Your Language

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Chelsea Vowel talks about being a learner of  Cree in this opening overview of her planned new series of Cree language learning podcasts. She touches something really important I’ve heard from other language teachers as well: the pressure, expectations, and even the shame that learners feel when their language – their birthright – takes work to acquire.

The blog can be found at:

Be sure to click “Follow” to catch all of the coming chapters: she’s promising lots more nêhiyawêwin in future episodes!

hây hây mistahi, Chelsea!

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Part 2:


About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, a not-for-profit in its seventh year of gathering and curating Cree language literacy materials on the web and creating connections between students, teachers, speakers and linguists across the Cree dialect-and-language continuum.
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