Say It First

Indigenous Language Revitalization


SayITFirst Vision

To use technology and community participation to Modernize, Expand, Revitalize and Localize (MERL) Indigenous languages in Canada, and to help our First Nations, Metis, and Inuit (FNMI) communities produce more language speakers tomorrow, than exist today.

The task in its simplest form is to create programs and products to help motivated individuals spend twenty hours per week for three years to attain fluency.

Our vision is to produce more speakers today than existed yesterday.

Our goal is to reverse the tide of language loss.

Our mission is to help with language vitality so the Elders can spend time passing on culture.

This is our dream.

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The Elders Speak

Brent Tookenay-CEO of Seven Generations Educational Institute


“SayITFirst has been a real catalyst for Seven Generations Educational Institute and our partnership with the Rainy River District School Board.  It has allowed us to become a driving force in the revitalization of Native Languages.”