Raconte-moi ta langue

 

Fun, creative and reflective activities that help youth to learn Indigenous languages.

What is it?

Trickster: raconte-moi ta langue essentially follows the format and activities of Trickster but it incorporates the learning and the transmission of Indigenous languages in its activities. Indigenous youth aged 8 to 18 are encouraged to take part in educational, fun and creative workshops that are centred around the transmission of ancestral stories as told by elders and teachers in their community.

The project's goal is to revitalize the Indigenous languages and to reinforce the cultural identity of Indigenous youth. In addition, it aims to strengthen its participants' self-confidence and self-esteem.

How?

Through linguistic and cultural camps, a series of workshops are rolled out daily over a period of 10 to 15 days, at a rate of 3 to 6 hours of workshop per day. These cultural and linguistic camps are led by a ground team consisting of one ground coordinator, one artist-mediator from the Exeko team as well as one local coordinator, one cultural teacher and one elder from the community.

An activity guide is also available (soon). It collects good practices (techniques and workshops) that promote language learning and transmission and make these practices accessible to other Indigenous communities. This guide offers activities that are adapted and presented in such a way that community members can easily adopt and use them.

« I saw my students showing who they are. They showed their true colors. »
Michael Neeposh, Waswanipi

CONTACT

Jani Greffe Belanger
Indigenous project manager
(514) 528-9706 extension 108

Since 2016
3 communities:
 •Nutashkuan
 • Waswanipi
 • Lac-Simon
75 participants
1 illustrated guide coming online soon

(c) Jani Greffe Bélanger for Exeko

Partenaires du projet • Project's partners

     

               

RBA Groupe Financier


Texte : Camille Laurent

Image d'en-tête : Mikaël Theimer pour Exeko

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Présentation​ ​de​ ​l’organisme

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  • « By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years. »

    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada

  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups. »

    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)

  • «  I write my thoughts in my head, not on paper, and my thought is not lost. »

    Participant @PACQ

  • « Why use paper when it is as beautiful as this? »

    One of the co-creator for Métissage Urbain

  • « I Have my own identity ! »

    Putulik, Inuit participant, Métissage Urbain

  • « It is terrible for a society to ignore people with such talent! »

    Hélène-Elise Blais, les Muses about ART and ID projects

  • « Art has the advantage to make people talk about abilities rather than limitations, when confronted with an intellectual disability.  »

    Delphine Ragon, Community Programs Manager, Les Compagnons de Montréal

  • « Over the past few years, we have been seeing more and more high quality productions by people with an intellectual disability who truly are artists.  »

    Julie Laloire @AMDI

  • « Exeko implements creative solutions to several problematic, gives a voice to those we don't hear and hope to the underprivileged. »

    Bulletin des YMCA

  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups. »

    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)

  • « ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence »

    APTN National News

  • « It’s a great program for children to learn about their traditions and to increase their interaction with Elders in the community. »

    Erika Eagle, Social Development Assistant with Waswanipi Brighter Future

  • « We are not higher, we are not lower, we are equal. »

    Simeoni, participant idAction Mobile

  • « Receving is good, but giving is better »

    Participant idAction@Kanesatake

  • « They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work. »

    Participant, idAction@Accueil Bonneau

  • « What better way to strengthen intergenerational ties? [...] A meeting between peers, a place for expression, learning and recovery »

    Chantal Potvin, reporter at Innuvelle

  • «  I don't know everything, but while reading it, it always bring me one step closer »

    A participant, idAction Mobile

  • «  By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years. »

    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada

  • «  ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence »

    APTN National News

  • «  I was completely alone today, thanks for talking to me »

    Elie, participant @idAction Mobile

  • «  They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work. »

    Participant, idAction@Accueil Bonneau

  • «  Today, the power acquired through knowledge is more far-reaching than knowledge itself. »

    André Frossard

  • « By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years. »

    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada

  • « Exeko implements creative solutions to several problematic, gives a voice to those we don't hear and hope to the underprivileged. »

    Bulletin des YMCA

  • « Over the past few years, we have been seeing more and more high quality productions by people with an intellectual disability who truly are artists.  »

    Julie Laloire @AMDI

  • « Art has the advantage to make people talk about abilities rather than limitations, when confronted with an intellectual disability.  »

    Delphine Ragon, Community Programs Manager, Les Compagnons de Montréal

  • « It is terrible for a society to ignore people with such talent! »

    Hélène-Elise Blais, les Muses about ART and ID projects

  • « I Have my own identity ! »

    Putulik, Inuit participant, Métissage Urbain

  • « Why use paper when it is as beautiful as this? »

    One of the co-creator for Métissage Urbain

  • « I write my thoughts in my head, not on paper, and my thought is not lost. »

    Participant @PACQ

  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups. »

    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)

  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups. »

    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)

  • « Today, the power acquired through knowledge is more far-reaching than knowledge itself. »

    André Frossard

  • « They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work. »

    Participant, idAction@Accueil Bonneau

  • « They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work. »

    Participant, idAction@Accueil Bonneau

  • « We are not higher, we are not lower, we are equal. »

    Simeoni, participant idAction Mobile

  • « I was completely alone today, thanks for talking to me »

    Elie, participant @idAction Mobile

  • « Receving is good, but giving is better »

    Participant idAction@Kanesatake

  • « What better way to strengthen intergenerational ties? [...] A meeting between peers, a place for expression, learning and recovery »

    Chantal Potvin, reporter at Innuvelle

  • «  ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence »

    APTN National News

  • « By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years. »

    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada

  • « It’s a great program for children to learn about their traditions and to increase their interaction with Elders in the community. »

    Erika Eagle, Social Development Assistant with Waswanipi Brighter Future

  • « ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence »

    APTN National News