Northern Michif To Go 12+

Gabriel Dumont Institute

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 9 Ratings
    • Free



Northern Michif to Go features over 18,000 translations and audio pronunciations by Northern Michif-language expert Vince Ahenakew, including over 800 phrases. A search tool allows users to look up English words to find the Northern Michif translations with accompanying narration. A “Favourites” feature allows users to quickly access frequently used words and phrases. A “History” tab tracks words and phrases recently accessed. Users are also able to share any entry to a variety of social platforms.

Perhaps only 5-10% of Métis people can speak any of the Michif languages. Most of these speakers are elderly, well-beyond the age of teachers and school resource personnel, and in many cases, isolated from other speakers. These Michif languages are critically endangered. At risk is our ways of communicating, our unique worldviews, and cultural knowledge. The time for language resources such as Northern Michif to Go is now. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages “in order to raise awareness of them, not only to benefit the people who speak these languages, but also for others to appreciate the important contribution they make to our world’s rich cultural diversity.” In Canada, a bill was tabled on February 5, 2019 entitled the Indigenous Language Act. The act was created to support, promote, reclaim, revitalize, maintain, and strengthen the use of Indigenous languages. The Gabriel Dumont Institute is firmly committed to creating resources such as Northern Michif to Go, which supports this initiative.

This project was developed by the Gabriel Dumont Institute, and acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada for the production of this resource.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

twofootbraid ,


I’ve been wanting to learn my native language for a while now and my grandparents and great grandparents have lost the language. This app is nice to start learning words and the verbal pronunciation examples are nice to have in there.

Cflam17 ,

Amazing resource

This app is an amazing resource to add to my journey with my reclamation of my language

Afreckleface ,

Will not load

App fails to install, repeated attempts and no luck in getting app to fully install

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