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 project recognizes and reaffirms Indigenous language rights as inherent in Section 35 of the Constitution Act 1982, the Indigenous Languages Act respecting Indigenous languages and international human rights, as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
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.