Cort Dogniez – Teaching Michif to Urban Métis

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Respected educator Cort Dogniez joins Leah Dorion in this episode of Paykiiwikay to delve into the future of the Michif language. As a leader at St. Michael’s Community School in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Dogniez helped develop the ground-breaking core Michif program for young learners, launched in 2019. 

“I wanted to create an environment where whoever crossed that threshold into our Métis education centre recognized immediately that we did things differently here and they that they needed to open their hearts and minds in order to respond to that and wanted the kids to feel that they had a safe place to go.”

Educator Cort Dogniez
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