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PART I: How Prince Rupert schools teach Indigenous language to hundreds of students – Fernie Free Press

A multimedia series with videos and photos from children’s Sm’algyax classes on B.C.’s North Coast

Dec. 15, 2017

“Ama ganłaak!” The students echo “good morning” back to their teachers.

The kindergarten class sits on a rainbow-coloured mat, some of them bounce in excitement. Today at Lax Kxeen Elementary School the students will meet a real life baby and learn about growing up using Sm’algyax words and Tsimshian culture.

In front of them, a mother holds her newborn son. Their Sm’algyax teacher, Kelli Clifton, directs the class and works with elder and fluent speaker, Alex Campbell.

Read More: https://www.thefreepress.ca/community/part-i-how-prince-rupert-schools-teach-indigenous-language-to-hundreds-of-students/

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