We produced this video about the state of crisis that Canada’s more than 50 Aboriginal languages are currently in. Some of these indigenous languages are near extinction, with only one or two native speakers in certain areas of the country.
We wanted to draw awareness to this urgent issue, and highlight the important connection between Elder and child in helping to preserve Aboriginal language and culture in Canada. We produced this short video on location at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. It features Elder Shirley Batt teaching Ojibwe to youth Amber Chief.