DECEMBER 17, 2021 -- Russell Fayant was December’s guest speaker at Albert Community School. Russell is a faculty member with the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP), and he is based out of the University of Regina campus. Russell is Métis and from the Qu’Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan. He is a Michif speaker and says he is still learning his language.
Russell began his presentation at Albert School with a jovial hello to everyone and then started to introduce himself in his Michif language. Once he finished his introduction in Michif, he explained to everyone what he said and what it meant to him to be able to speak his language. Russell is not fluent in Michif but is continually learning from other speakers.cathy.wall Fri, 12/17/2021 - 10:42