“More than 150 elders from five northern Alberta First Nations have contributed to a new tool designed to preserve Cree words and phrases. The free app, KTCEA Elders Speak, is a product of the Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority, which oversees six schools within five northern Alberta First Nations: Peerless Trout First Nation, Whitefish Lake First Nation, Loon River First Nation, Lubicon Lake Band, and Woodland Cree First Nation.” https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/new-cree-language-app-targets-students-teachers-newcomers-1.5431350

This app shows the importance of preserving older forms of knowledge and their importance to the present. This RLE has an different link to the Prescribed Title than most others. The development of the app shows how important a connection to traditional language and culture is for indigenous people. The RLE could be used to argue either side of the Prescribed Title.

A TOK essay on May 2020 Prescribed Title #6 could also focus on the technological side of the RLE although a focus on past and present indigenous knowledge may be a better choice.


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