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Area of Expertise: Education
"It gives you a huge sense of happiness, of completeness, joy and pride. So, if I’m feeling all of these feelings, I want to share it with everybody else who wants to relearn and recapture their mother tongue."
Belinda C. Daniels (kakiyosew) (Cree) is a nēhiyaw from Sturgeon Lake First Nations, SK. She takes great pride in remembering her roots and ties to land. She is a grand-daughter, mother, sister and wife. Belinda has four children and resides in saskatoon-minatohk askiy. She is a Cree language activist for the preservation and revitalization of all Indigenous languages. She is the founder of the nehiyawak Summer Language Experience (13 years), an annual summer camp that focuses on language skill building in the original context of our nēhiyawak ancestors, out on the land. Belinda teaches others how to teach Cree as a second language on various First Nations Reserves. Her role in language development, theory and practice has been diverse from teaching language methodologies, curriculum development from K-12 in nēhiyawēwin to programming.