A new language and culture center, opened its doors to the public February 3rd, 2023. It’s focus our indigenous culture, language and identity. It’s located at the old band office site in Tachie.This exciting new addition to the community promises to provide a unique and immersive experience for those looking to learn about the rich heritage of our peoples.
The center will offer a variety of language classes for individuals of all ages and skill levels, including beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes in carrier with the knowledge holders and language speakers. Additionally, ‘Utsoo Ooyoh – Grandma’s House will host cultural events, workshops, and activities that allow visitors to experience the traditions and customs our peoples firsthand.
One of the key features of ‘Utsoo Ooyoh – Grandma’s House is its focus on preserving and promoting our language and culture. The center is designed to feel like a grandmother’s house, with cozy furnishings, books, and decorations that evoke a sense of comfort and familiarity, and to serve as a safe space for people to connect with their heritage.
In addition to its classes and events, ‘Utsoo Ooyoh – Grandma’s House will also serve as a resource center for those interested in learning about our culture and language. The center will offer a collection of books, videos, and other resources for visitors to explore, as well as knowledgeable staff members who are available to answer questions and offer guidance. Along side our knowlege holders and language speakers.
The grand opening of ‘Utsoo Ooyoh – Grandma’s House is an exciting opportunity for community to come together and celebrate their rich heritage and language of our people. Whether you’re a seasoned language learner or a new learner, to our languag and cultures this new center promises to provide a unique and enriching experience for all who visit.
Thank you to the Funder – First Peoples Cultural Council
Written by Norman Alexis