Wesaketewenowuk: Roots Growing Up
Wesaketewenowuk: Roots Growing Up (after a fire) is a beautiful educational short film about Métis resilience and stories to encourage revitalization of the endangered Michif language through development of a new Michif-language song. Andrea Menard’s […]
Tom talks about the importance of teaching the Michif language.
Tom describes the importance of prayer in teaching tradition.
Tom explains the importance of teaching youth the “old ways.”
Tom suggests in language learning that It’s okay to make mistakes. Our names in the language connect us to our soul;
Tom describes the importance of knowing the “old ways” in times of hardship.
Tom explains there’s language in everything through the story of a “conversation” with a bird.
Tom suggests singing for memory, language learning, and connecting it to cultural teachings.
Tom describes the importance of language in building a sense of community for Indigenous youth.
Dialogue Songs 2: Tom & Cecile speaking (Many kinds of instruments)
Tom, Cecile and Don remember the many kinds of unconventional instruments to make music they’d heard in their youth (jews harp, spoons, bones, and washboard).