ERIC Number: EJ1218225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Kanien'keha/Mohawk Indigenous Language Revitalisation Efforts in Canada
Gomashie, Grace A.
McGill Journal of Education, v54 n1 p151-171 2019
This paper gives an overview of ongoing revitalisation efforts for Kanien'keha / Mohawk, one of the endangered Indigenous languages in Canada. For the Mohawk people, their language represents a significant part of the culture, identity and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The endangerment of Kanien'keha and other Indigenous languages in Canada was greatly accelerated by the residential school system. This paper describes the challenges surrounding language revitalisation in Mohawk communities within Canada as well as progress made, specifically for the Kanien'keha / Mohawk language.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tribes, Canada Natives, Language Maintenance, Native Language Instruction, Cultural Maintenance, Indigenous Populations, Language Usage, Immersion Programs, Adult Education, Academic Persistence, Civil Rights
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada