Michif Lessons contains over 60 exercises to learn over 1000 Michif words. Categories range from Numbers, Months, Animals, Weather, the Body, Love, and more! Michif specialist Norman Fleury provided all of the translations, as well as the audio narrations that will help users pronounce the Michif terms correctly. Michif Lessons was developed by the Gabriel Dumont Institute and the app was created by Media Access and Production (eMAP), University of Saskatchewan.

For more information on the Gabriel Dumont Institute visit The Gabriel Dumont Institute acknowledges funding support for this project through the Office of the Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

Michif is the endangered orally-based language of the Métis people. Perhaps only 5-10% of the population are able to speak the language, with the majority being elders. The Gabriel Dumont Institute's mandate is to promote and preserve Métis culture and therefore has been developing resources that allow people to hear and read the language. Since Michif-Cree is an oral language, no standard orthography exists. As a result, the Institute recognizes the spelling conventions of Michif experts, such as Norman Fleury.

What’s New

Version 2.0

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

- Fixed low volume of audio playback
- Added review section to each lesson
- Removed auto advancement of questions to allow for users review their responses

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

SpyVsTailor ,

Can Be Challenging

But I gave it five stars because it’s such an easy way for me to learn my own people’s language! And it’s free which is the best way to share our culture and keep our language alive!

MaddieYowney ,

Good app!

Great for beginners! Throws your right into learning and allows you to hear pronunciation as well.

Teeglor ,

Not for beginners.

Not for beginners to the language. A fun matching game for those honing skills they have learned already. Not good for beginners who would be clueless.

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