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Virtual Indigenous Language Classes in partnership with Edmonton Public Library

 
Whether you want to reconnect to your ancestral language or learn a language from the territory, this is the class for you. These classes are offered in partnership with the Canadian Native Friendship Centre and is suitable for beginners and those with previous language knowledge. These are a free registered, online class where you will also connect with community members and make new friends through shared passion for language revitalization. To receive a link and passcode to the online class via, please register with your name and email address and instructions will be sent to you on the day of the session. 
 
Nehiyawewin Language Classes
Facilitated by Leslie Skinner
Running Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm.  

CLICK HERE to register for Tuesdays or Wednesday Nehiyawewin classes.
Tuesday (Beginners Class) Wednesday (Advanced Class)
 

Virtual Powwow Dancing Class in partnership with Edmonton Public Library

Facilitator TBC
Powwow Dancing will be held every Monday from 6-8pm  START DATE TBC

Are you and your family looking to do something active while also learning? The Canadian Native Friendship Centre's Powwow Dancing class might be the right class for you! Whether you are new to powwow dancing or want to learn a new style, this class covers it all. Come learn the history of the different styles and get a work-out in while you learn. The whole family is welcome!
This is a free registered, online class where you can learn and dance alongside other community members. To receive a link and passcode to the online class, please register with name and email address, and the instructions will be sent to you the day of the session.

*Disclaimer*
Zoom will be used for this virtual session. By joining, you acknowledge that EPL and the Canadian Native Friendship Centre do not take responsibility for Zoom's privacy policies and practices.

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Our Vision

The vision of the Canadian Native Friendship Centre is toward an integrated, self-reliant Indigenous community who participates as urban citizens taking responsibility for their shared condition in a spirit of health, cooperation and wellness within a strong cultural base.

Mission Statement

The mandate of the Canadian Native Friendship Centre is to improve the quality of life of Indigenous people in an urban environment by supporting self-determined activities, encouraging equal access to and participation in Canadian society while respecting Indigenous cultural distinctiveness.

Our Values

  • We respect and recognize the inherent worth of all people regardless of race, creed, or culture, and we promote this view in the community
  • We honor our elders and are guided by their acquired wisdom
  • We encourage and support our youth in their role as future leaders and culture bearers
  • We incorporate our traditional values of respect, honesty, sharing and caring in all our programs and services
  • We strive for transparency in the way we conduct business


 

 


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