Over the course of early 2020, each of our lives have been impacted by COVID-19. Whether that is our jobs being impacted, our children's educational delivery being disrupted, the challenges related to limiting our live social interactions, or the general impacts that social distancing has on each of us - none of us are unaffected.
Outside of the pandemic context, we find ourselves in a challenging position in that our language is a highly endangered language. The demands of today's society make it challenging for many of us to dedicate time to our language. Additionally, our schedules and physical locations don't always allow us to participate in the current language revitalization efforts in the community. In a world full of challenges; lets be part of the solution.
It is in times such as these that we can look to our own indigenous intelligence for guidance. Although these are new challenges to us today, our ancestors overcame similar challenges and we have much to learn from their resiliency which is embedded in our DNA and our language.
This grassroots led online language project is designed to confront several challenges. First, this pandemic has allowed each of us to slow down our lives and reflect on how we spend our time. Many of us now have time and we all have to decide how to use it. This project is designed to allow yoU to go at your own pace, whether that is 10 minutes a day or 4 hours a day. Second, this project is designed to allow yoU to participate as your schedule allows, whether that is in the morning, day or night. Third, this project is designed to deliver proven language teaching methods which focus on language comprehension and equip yoU with tools to support your language growth.
Will yoU join us? Will yoU become part of the solution? And will yoU complete the circle?
The project curriculum has been strategically designed to begin building novice level language comprehension. To do that each lesson builds on the content of the prior lesson. As such it is advised that yoU participate in the video series in succession and complete each lesson before moving on to the next lesson. Lessons will be updated on the Online Language Lesson page as they are released.
In addition to the recorded video series throughout the project we will host periodic live remote group sessions to provide additional support. We look forward to yoU joining us on this journey and yoU completing the circle. Follow this project on Facebook @Menominiyou
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