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Indigenous Languages

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Indigenous Languages

The study of language is central to FNUniv’s distinct Indigenous identity. Our programs offer students a unique opportunity to combine the study of Indigenous languages with that of the Linguistics or Indigenous Education programs. Students can pursue the following: 

  • Bachelor of Arts and Honours in Cree, Saulteaux, and/or Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts (another program) with a Minor in Language or Linguistics 
  • Minor within Arts or Education for any of the five languages (Cree, Dakota, Dene, Nakota and Saulteaux) 
  • First Nations Language Instructors’ Certificate (FNLIC) for the five languages 
  • Certificate of Extended Studies in First Nations Languages (post B.Ed. program) 
  • Master of Arts with specialization in Indigenous Languages/Linguistics 

Language courses explore conversational fluency, structure, writing systems, literatures, principles of translation, and oral traditions. Linguistics provides the tools to study and talk about language as part of a comprehensive program designed to assist students in following their passion. 

Our programs aim to instill in students a sense of pride in the knowledge and use of Indigenous languages. Introductory courses include language lab activities. Some courses are also available for online delivery.  

This is a good choice if you are interested in: 

  • Helping to identify and get a sense of belonging within First Nations culture 
  • Obtaining a minor in language to complement your Education degree 
  • Obtaining a degree in language study and linguistics 
  • Working towards a Master degree in Speech Pathology (helping children and teachers in your home communities) 

Careers Include: 

  • Language Instructor/ Teacher 
  • Translator/Interpreter 
  • Speech Pathologist 

Program Available At: 

  • Regina Campus 
  • First Nations Language Instructors’ Certificate is also available at Saskatoon Campus and select off-campus locations 
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