Dr. Lana Whiskeyjack is a treaty iskwew from Saddle Lake Cree Nation. In 2017, Lana completed her iyiniw pimâtisiwin kiskeyihtamowin doctoral program at University nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills, a former Indian Residential School attended by two generations of her own family. Lana is currently an assistant professor in the department of women’s and gender studies, University of Alberta and is the lead researcher with the Spirit of the Language project. 

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    Reconnecting to the spirit of the language

    In all of our interviews with nêhiyawêwin-speaking Elders, learners, and teachers across Treaty 6, we learned that the land is integral to Indigenous language revitalization, as the land and the language are inherently and intrinsically connected.