AKRC Language Preservation & Revitalization Coordinator - Madeline Parks

Atik indoodem Ojibways of Onigaming Doonjibaa.

Boozhoo! My name is Madeline Parks and was hired as the Language Preservation & Revitalization Coordinator for the AKRC Tribal Council.  I will be working with our AKRC member Schools, Local school boards, Language teachers, Elders, First Nations/Chiefs, Education Steering, Education Director, & Director of Operations, on ideas to keep Ojibwe Language prospering and alive.  We are faced with rapid decline in Ojibwe language especially with young parents and their children. We need the active involvement of elders-parents, and their young children to be immersed in Ojibwe language and culture on a regular basis.  Ojibwe language needs to be orally based- listening and speaking. Children learn languages more effectively when they are young and that parents must be speaking the language and at home it must be reinforced on its use.

This is a very exciting journey for me because Ojibwe language is very important, and we need pass on our culture, traditions, and language to future generations to come for it to survive. Ojibwe Language is being lost.

I can be reached at work: (807) 226-4445 or Cell: (807) 271-6812

Email: language@akrc.on.ca

Kitchi Miigwetch!
Madeline Parks

Published On: September 28th, 2022Categories: News