Michif Returning Home Language Program

The BC Métis Federation (BCMF) invites members who are Silent Speakers of Michif to apply for the Michif Returning Home Language Program. The course will run at the BCMF office in Vancouver, once a week for 10 weeks (up to 3 hours per session).

  • Participants will be paid an honorarium of $20 per hour for in-person group hours attended
  • Transportation can be arranged or provided or parking fees can be supported if needed

Silent Speakers

A silent speaker is someone who has a good understanding of a language but does not speak it. There are many kinds of silent speakers, here are some examples:

  • Residential school survivors who spoke their language before attending school
  • People who grew up hearing a language and understand it but do not speak it
  • People who grew up with a fluent speaker in the home and understand the language but do not speak it
  • People who have studied extensively and have developed a high level of ability in reading and writing their language but do not speak it
  • Speakers who moved away from the community for some time and do not feel comfortable speaking

For more information, and to apply, download the Michif Returning Home Language Program application package. If you have questions on whether or not you qualify as a  Silent Speaker, please contact Marla Klyne, MAP Coordinator, via email at MAP.Coordinator@BCMetis.com.

Watch the video below to learn more about the Silent Speakers program and the dedicated team behind it.

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