Virtual Language classes-Children



Children's language program promotional video from Native Montreal on Vimeo.

In this time of confinement, Native Montreal is proud to offer an additional, virtual 3rd semester of our language program that will allow our urban Indigenous community’s children to learn their Indigenous languages!

These introductory workshops are intended to introduce children to their languages ​​and will​​ improve the fluency of those with little to very little knowledge of their languages.

**Internet access capable of using the free Zoom program is required and it is recommended that children use a headset with microphone

 The program

 Who is this for?

Children’s classes are geared towards children 6 to 11 years old

Winter session:

  • Children’s Kanien'kéha (offered in English): Sunday 4:45pm
  • Children’s Cree (offered in English): Sunday 1:00pm

Workshop format

  • All workshops are free and all materials are provided
  • 10 week session, 60 minutes of lessons per week, on Sunday.
  • 8-10 participants per course for children (6-11 years old)

Date to remember:

  • June 7, 2020:  Beginning of session

To register:


Registration priorities:

1 - Indigenous child whose parent takes an adult language course
2 - Indigenous child
3 - Non Indigenous child with an Indigenous family member
4 - Non Indigenous child whose parent works with the community

For more information, contact:

Chloé Blanchet
Virtual programming agent
Phone: 514-331-6587 ext. 205

Our teachers

Kanien'kéha for children description to come, the teacher is Kahawihson Horne.

Terrence Duff, Cree teacher, Children

Born and raised in Chisasibi, along the shores of James Bay Quebec, Terrence moved to Ottawa then to Montreal to pursue higher education. Terrence's teaching style is conversational Cree language (eeyou iyiyum), where he teaches every day use of the language from the days of the week, names of the month, kinships and basic conversations. Terrence holds the language dear to his heart as his grandparents not only taught him Cree language but also Cree culture. This is also taught from pre-kindergarten all the way to secondary 5 by the Cree School Board. Terrence also translates, transcribes and interprets for many organizations.




funded by Patrimoine Canada and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education