Plan for Yukon First Nations language education hopes to spark students’ striving for fluency – Yukon News

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 202332 Views

We Are Our Language plan was recently completed

It’s about keeping an eye on the opportunities, not just the challenges for those hoping to inspire learners of Yukon First Nations languages.

The revival of the languages was a key objective associated with the creation of the Yukon First Nation School Board in 2021. Language learning is now guided by a recently-released framework and action plan entitled We Are Our Language. The plan, which drew on history, experiences and advice from Yukon First Nations will be applied to Kindergarten to Grade 12 education at the 11 schools represented by the First Nation School Board.

“The First Nation School Board is very excited to endorse the We Are Our Language, Yukon First Nations K to 12 language framework and action plan,” said school board director Erin Pauls.

“We really, really value that all 14 First Nations worked tirelessly on this, and came together to create this.”

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