Fun, creative and reflective activities that help youth to learn Indigenous languages.
What is it?
Trickster: Language Stories essentially follows the format and activities of Trickster but it incorporates the learning and the transmission of Indigenous languages in its activities. Indigenous youth aged 8 to 18 are encouraged to take part in educational, fun and creative workshops that are centred around the transmission of ancestral stories as told by elders and teachers in their community.
The project's goal is to revitalize the Indigenous languages and to reinforce the cultural identity of Indigenous youth. In addition, it aims to strengthen its participants' self-confidence and self-esteem.
Through linguistic and cultural camps, a series of workshops are rolled out daily over a period of 10 to 15 days, at a rate of 3 to 6 hours of workshop per day. These cultural and linguistic camps are led by a ground team consisting of one ground coordinator, one artist-mediator from the Exeko team as well as one local coordinator, one cultural teacher and one elder from the community.
An activity guide is also available. It collects good practices (techniques and workshops) that promote language learning and transmission and make these practices accessible to other Indigenous communities. This guide offers activities that are adapted and presented in such a way that community members can easily adopt and use them.
« I saw my students showing who they are. They showed their true colors. »
Michael Neeposh, Waswanipi
Jani Greffe Belanger
Indigenous project manager
(514) 528-9706 extension 108
1 illustrated guide online
(c) Jani Greffe Bélanger for Exeko