Some people claim the only way to transfer the language is through speaking it and engaging in normal conversation. It is an oral tradition after all. In this vein, SayITFirst has created a number of Children’s Shows.
UNESCO also reinforces the claim by highlighting the response of Native Languages to new media such as computers, Internet and television.
SayITFirst hires Corporate Films Canada to produce children’s shows in Maliseet, and Mi'Kmaw (supported by Heritage Canada) and Ojibwe. Along with the shows, we provide approximately ten hours of language games and activities, including: board games, group activities, paper bag cut-outs, mural ideas, cursives, letter recognition and more. By using local Native Elders, actors and children, the shows maintain authenticity and drive community interest.
Read More to learn much more about the background and strategies for these wonderful Children’s shows.