This bursary program is intended to support individuals and communities in the teaching of the Indigenous languages of Alberta. Recipients will receive opportunities to develop their expertise in second language teaching, curriculum and assessment, program planning and the integration of Indigenous cultures and languages. These awards will supply tools to Indigenous language instructors and teachers so that they can better promote, protect, practice, and pass on their language.
This new bursary program is being funded by the First Nations, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) Education Division, Alberta Education, Government of Alberta and will support individuals pursuing Indigenous Languages Education courses in Elementary Education at CILLDI Summer School. Bursaries are intended for students registered in two 3-credit EDEL courses (one in Block I and one in Block II). Applicants must submit a letter of support from a member of their community (Application Process below) and fill out pages 2, 3, and 4. The deadline date for submission is May 26, 2017.