Trad Music Song and Dance (ECUR 430.3)

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ECUR 430 03 September 2017 Kevin Lewis
ECUR 430 01 September 2016 Kevin Lewis


The cognitive benefits of incorporating music in language learning are integral to culture, for the Cree are a singing nation. nêhiyawak have been singing since the beginning of time. There are songs for all occasions from lullabies to thanksgiving and celebration. Cree Songs help memorize phonetics, long sentences, stimulate the vocals and assist in getting comfortable with finding the ?Cree Voice.? By involving dancing, the entire brain is being stimulated which is termed ?whole-brain learning.?

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Course only open to students in the Indigenous Language Certificate program

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