Supporting Indigenous Language Revitalization


Our work seeks to provide support for community-led Indigenous language revitalization efforts through the coming generations – a future where Indigenous languages are healthy and vibrant, and are spoken in homes, schools, workplaces, and on the land.

We strive to raise awareness, increase support, and foster collaboration in  language revitalization across Turtle Island.

We support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and acknowledge that post-secondary institutions have an important role to play in Indigenous language revitalization.

The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed the period between 2022 and 2032 as the International Decade of Indigenous Languages (IDIL 2022-2032) to draw global attention to the critical status of many Indigenous languages around the world and to mobilize stakeholders and resources for their preservation, revitalization and promotion. Learn more here, and here.

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“Everybody has to understand how important language is and how it’s so crucial to identity. [Indigenous] language needs to be treated like it’s important — worthy of notice, worthy of showcasing — and community activities that support language revitalization are just as important.”
Mary Cardinal-Collins, SILR External Advisory Council Member <Read it here>

“Language is alive: Language is more than words and letters.”
Lynda Minoose, SILR External Advisory Council Member <Read it here>