We have fluent speakers in both languages to teach and pass down their knowledge. This program is open to people of Cree and Ojibway ancestry. Children are welcomed and encouraged to participate. Please contact the PAFNW Office Language Circle at 604-872-1849 or languages@pafnw.ca for more information.

Language Pages

Upcoming Events

Online Basic Ojibway with Lee Benson Nanigishkung
Monday Evenings
6:00pm to 8:00pm PST
Sept 5 – Nov 10, 2022
REGISTER: www.tiny.cc/pafnwojibway1
Online Basic Cree with Fishwoman
Tuesday Evenings
6:00pm to 8:00pm PST
Sept 5 – Nov 10, 2022
REGISTER: www.tiny.cc/pafnwcree1
Online Basic Ojibway with Deborah Littlejohn
Wednesday Evenings
6:00pm to 8:00pm PST
Sept 5 – Nov 10, 2022
REGISTER: www.tiny.cc/pafnwojibway2
Online Basic Cree with Kokum Dorothy Visser
Thursday Evenings
6:00pm to 8:00pm PST
Sept 5, 2022 – Nov 10, 2022
REGISTER: www.tiny.cc/pafnwcree2
We are offering a Conversational Circle in Cree with Kokum Dorothy Visser, starting September 7, 2022, at 6 pm to 8 pm PST. Every Wednesday evening until October 12, 2022. To register, please follow the attached link.


There are several components in the Language Program:

  • Basic Cree and Ojibway Courses
  • Cree and Ojibway Intensive Courses
  • Cree and Ojibway Conversations Circles


Comments from the Introduction Classes:

I really loved the connection the class created and the opportunity the class gave to hear stories, sing songs and learn the language.  I really appreciate that I can now introduce myself in my mother’s language.

I had a great time listening to everyone’s stories and all learning together.

We are grateful for the ongoing support from the First People’s Cultural Council