For my EDTC300 (education technology) class, one of our assignments is to choose something that we want to learn and learn it the best we can in the six weeks we are provided. Another thing is that we must only use online resources to learn the skill. We must also share our progress each week in our blogs or another online space. I have decided to learn about the Cree language.
I currently have zero understanding of the Cree language, but I am going up to Buffalo Narrows for my internship which is very Northern Saskatchewan. In Buffalo Narrows, they speak Cree and so I thought that it may be useful for me to attempt and learn some of their language. I have taken French classes in the past and found out quickly that learning a second language is a huge challenge! I know that I won't be able to speak Cree very well in only six weeks but that is a good start and something that I hope to carry on after the conclusion of my course.
I think that I want to start by just researching about the Cree language and trying to find some resources that I can use to learn the language. Then I will use those to guide me but in my mind I think I will begin by learning some vocabulary and just practice pronouncing words. I have no idea how this is going to go, but I plan on spending a few hours a week on learning Cree.
Do you have any suggestions or resources I could use to learn this Indigenous language?