More Indigenous people are losing their languages

More is finally being done to preserve the Blackfoot language and culture through a special Blackfoot language signage project. But according to Arnold Fox, Director of Social Development for the Blood Tribe,  many First Nations are losing their languages.  He says in the future it’s predicted that only two or three First Nations’ languages will still exist. 

Fox also discusses how the Blackfoot elders have come up with words and phrases for items we use in our modern world, such as “texting”, “cellphone” and “computer”.

Catch the full interview with Arnold Fox and Jeannette Rocher.




Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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