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Federal funding for Indigenous languages in southern Alberta

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The federal government is investing more than $1.5 million to support Indigenous-based language projects in southern Alberta.

The money will be used for things like language and cultural camps, language classes, and the publishing of resources such as training modules and children’s books.

Funding will be given out to 17 projects including the Blackfoot Canadian Cultural Society, Opokaa’sin Early Learning Centre, and Friends Society of the Galt Museum all in Lethbridge.

Money is also heading to Stand Off for the Kainai Transition Centre and Ninistako Centre.

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The Liberal government says it’s committed to taking action to help preserve, promote, and revitalize Indigenous languages.

These projects will cover five languages: Blackfoot, Dene, Stoney Nakoda, Tsuut’ina and Michif.

Local Southern Alberta Funding

  • Blackfoot Canadian Cultural Society: $99,880
  • Opokaa-sin Early Intervention Society: $73,557
  • Kainai Transition Centre Society: $75,000
  • Ninistako Centre (Stand Off): $64,600
  • Friends Society of Galt Museum: $50,225
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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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