If you listen closely, you'll hear kids singing along to Oh Canada in Oji-Cree.
Regaining their language.
Indigenous language and identity was punished and oppressed for so long, and here, you can witness the youth reclaiming it.
It's my job to learn and listen to these voices when I'm providing services in remote indigenous communities.
Today a little girl asked me if I knew Oji-Cree and I said I didn't, so she asked if she could teach me. She taught me a few words including cat (my interpretation of the pronunciation was "boozh") and we laughed about my cats.
Kids just want to connect, and it makes my job as an SLP a whole lot easier.
It's an honour to hear them and learn from them.
by Halle Demchuk, SLP
Paediatric SLP | GLP-Trained Clinician | Owner of HAEPI SLP
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