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First Nations Language Proficiency Certificate Program

21 March 2011

In Canada, Simon Fraser University, an institution with a First Nations Studies Program, has partnered with the First Nations Programs and Partnerships Unit of the Yukon Department of Education to create a certificate program focused on local languages.

Located in northwest Canada and formerly known as “Yukon Territory”, Yukon is home to eight First Nations languages (YFNPPU). Most have more than one dialect and all are endangered. They are:

In the program, students take linguistics courses geared toward local languages and work toward fluency in a First Nation language through the master apprentice approach. Completion of the program requires 30 credit hours of course work. The brochure says this program would be beneficial to language instructors, administrators, language specialists and those who wish to enhance their language skills, among others.