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Indigenous Services and Initiatives

Indigenous Languages Resource Centre

Gather and learn

Visit the Indigenous Languages Resource Centre on Level 4 at Central Library to meet with Elders, share stories under a night sky installation, view traditional items, and learn Treaty 7 languages. 

Mobile Apps to Learn Treaty 7 Languages

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Blackfoot Language of the Piikani Nation

The Piikani Paitapiiyssin Learning Application by Piikani Child and Family Services contains over 300 Blackfoot words, translations, and pronunciations. You can also find information on clans, traditional symbols, and Piikani sign language. 

Download the Android app | Download the iOS app  

Blackfoot Language of the Siksika Nation

Created by Old Sun Community College and Siksika Board of Education, this app teaches phrases in 29 themed categories, through audio, images, quizzes and games. Historical images, sign language videos, and traditional songs are also available. 

Download the Android app | Download the iOS app 

Michif Language of the Métis People

Developed by the Gabriel Dumont Institute and University of Saskatchewan, this English-to-Michif dictionary offers over 11,500 translations and audio pronunciations.

Download the Android app | Download the iOS app 

Dene Language of the Tsuut’ina Nation

Created by the Tsuut'ina Gunaha Institute, this app organizes language into 18 categories. Learning is made easy with fun illustrations and audio pronunciations from fluent speakers. Practice your skills with games, quizzes, and more. 

Download the iOS app 

Stoney Nakoda Language

Learn from the Elders of the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation with this dictionary. The app contains thousands of words and recorded pronuniciations, and can be searched in both Stoney and English. Discover new Stoney words daily with Word of the Day notifications. 

Visit the Stoney Language Dictionary website