Indigenous Language Apps

Here are 5 Indigenous language apps and their descriptions retrieved from http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/deepeningknowledge/Teacher_Resources/Mobile_Apps.html

The particular apps chosen reflect Indigenous languages that are regional to the province of Alberta.

My Cree

"My Cree is a fun way to begin speaking Plains Cree. Designed with Native youth in mind, the user interface looks great and is cool to use. With My Cree it is easy to find, listen to and practice the words and phrases. We've grouped the several hundred words and phrases into easy to navigate categories such as Activities, Family, and Food. Each word and phrase example is clearly spoken by a fluent Plains Cree speaker who taught Cree for over 30 years. We offer a Pronunciation Guide to the Cree alphabet, with audio examples and explanations to help you understand and speak Cree. We also offer real life phrases so you can go beyond simple word use quickly." Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Tsuut'ina

"The Tsuut'ina Gunaha Institute presents this free app to help you learn the beautiful Tsuut'ina language. It contains 18 useful daily categories, beautiful pictures of community members and over 500 Tsuut'ina audio recordings by community members. After you have learned some of the language there are 3 levels of games and 3 types of quizzes and more. On behalf of The Tsuut'ina Gunaha Institute we hope you enjoy this app, distributed by Thornton Media, Inc by request." Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Anishinabe Translator

"The purpose of this APP is to teach people the Anishinabe language known in our area as the Algonquin language. While there are many dialects and ways of expression in various communities, the text and audio provided in this APP is from the Long Point First Nation and Temiscaming First Nation area. The purpose of the APP is to focus on the auditory and not the text as there is no formal way of writing currently set for the Algonquin Nation. This APP is sponsored by Kevin Chief, Bertha Chief and the Kiwetin School, Timiskaming First Nation" Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Maskwacis Cree

"The Maskwacis Cree app is from the Samson Cree Nation. We hope this app will help you learn this beautiful language. App includes: 20 categories, 3 games and 3 quizzes, Culture Notes with songs, video, historical images and much more!" Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Ojibway

"A tool created to help people learn the Ojibway language with accurate pronunciation. This app also includes information about Ojibway culture, history and treaties. Great visuals, audio recordings, and a diverse selection of words and phrases." Available for both iPod and iPad for free in the apple store.