Since 2002, Kwayaciiwin has supported the revitalization and retention of Language and Culture in the Sioux Lookout area by providing curriculum, materials, and resources for First Nations schools.
Bilingual & Bicultural Curriculum
Built on Ontario’s Ministry of Education Curriculum, Kwayaciiwin’s curriculum integrates a culturally-based framework for teaching Anishinine / Anishinaabe language and culture. It is supported by a comprehensive
range of culturally relevant resources.
Language & Culture Resource Development
Consistently expanding number of books (125 distinct titles in the most recent catalogue) in syllabics, roman orthography and English, audio-visual materials, levelled readers, Kindergarten to Grade 2 Anshiniimowiin Phonic Binders, flash cards, unit plans, syllabic charts, Oji-cree, Cree and Ojibway dictionaries, stories & legends, documentation of elders language usage,
Oji-cree language ipad Apps, posters and other instructional materials.
Requests from schools for written translation of Kwayaciiwin’s books into local dialects; requests from organizations and businesses for translation services.