Children Create Treaty-themed Spoken Word Poetry Including Cree Language

An educational initiative funded by a TreatySmarts grant from ArtSmarts Saskatchewan brought children together from two schools (St. Frances School and Oskayak High School) to write spoken word poetry using the Cree language on the theme of treaties. The use of the Cree language was seen as adding great impact to this medium of communication. The leading teacher, Desiree McCauley, claims that spoken word gets across the same knowledge as an essay, but keeps the students’ attention better. This initiative is set to continue annually.

URL: http://www.saskculture.ca/impact/success-stories/spoken-word-brings-cree-language-to-life-for-students

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