1. Our Approach

Our Approach

Increase the vitality of Indigenous languages among new young adult learners (15-40 years of age; including critical demographics such as young women) who will serve as a bridge between Elders and children.

Increase the number of teachers (formal and informal) capable of weaving Indigenous pedagogies into their language teaching practice – includes helping teachers to become more proficient in their language, training fluent speakers in language-teaching methods, and enhancing capacity of those teaching in non-academic settings.

Co-development of high-quality and relevant tools and materials for Indigenous language teachers and learners – including, but not limited to, teaching materials; dictionaries, graphic novels, and quantitative and qualitative methods for data collection, analysis, reporting, and self-assessment.

Increase the number of school leaders – teachers, principals, superintendents, trustees – with the relevant skills and accreditations to drive Indigenous language revitalization changes across the education system.

Build the appropriate structure across all project initiatives to ensure
i) timely implementation and appropriate evaluation,
ii) feedback mechanisms to ensure voice is represented and programs remain relevant and fit for purpose as it relates to communities, and
iii) best practices and evidence-based lessons emerging from this project are shared through national and international networks so they can be used to influence policy and strengthen a business case towards long-term sustainability.