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Education - Indigenous Education, including Language Revitalization

JÁN ÍY, C̸ENS TÁĆEL HÁLE. ÍY SȻÁĆEL A welcome to students studying topics in Indigenous education

Some frequently consulted books on Plains Cree languages held in UVic Libraries' collection

Sample catalogue search queries related to Plains Cree languages

The Algonquian language family is very large.  Currently, this guide focuses on UVic library resources on the specific topic of Plains Cree.  Because the naming of languages continues to change and develop, searching the libraries' holdings through databases and the catalogue can be challenging.  Below are some example searches to help you get started.  Please let me know if you have additional questions. 

UVic Libraries' catalogue searches using synonyms with results limited as follows:

  • Blackfoot
    • Piegan, Niitsitapi, Piikani, Siksiká (Blackfoot), Kainai (Blood, Many Chiefs), Aapátohsipikani (Northern Piegan), Brocket (Piikani), Aamsskáápipikani (Southern Piegan)
  • Plains Cree Languages: (See also FirstVoices Saulteau Cree and Maskwacis Cree Community Portals)
  • Woodlands Cree Languages: (See also FirstVoices Saulteau Cree and Maskwacis Cree Community Portals)
    • Nehithaw, Woodlands Cree, 
    • Plains Cree (Limited to language materials)
  • Sac & Fox, Mesquakie, Meskwaki, Mesquakie-Sauk, Mesquakie-Sauk-Kickapoo, Sauk-Fox, Sac(See also Mesquakie-Sauk language and resources)
    • Search SUMMON with the following: 
      • ("Sac and Fox" OR Mesquakie OR Meskwaki OR Mesquakie-Sauk OR Mesquakie-Sauk-Kickapoo" OR Sauk-Fox) AND language
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