WHoLE endeavours to expand the capacity of preservice and inservice teachers to create spaces and experiences for children and youth to engage in Indigenous cultures and language learning. Through community based initiatives and professional development opportunities, teachers will increase their capacity to lead language immersion experiences in their classrooms and schools, and become part of a network of Indigenous language revitalizers.
Establishing partnerships for communities working with Elders and Knowledge Keepers in the development of culturally-appropriate assessment protocols that would enable fluent speakers of Indigenous languages to gain advanced credit for the University of Alberta’s Secondary Teacher Education program.
The Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute is dedicated to the revitalization of Canada’s Indigenous languages through documentation, teaching, and literacy and will be expanding its annual summer school held at the University of Alberta in 2022. New projects include: CILLDI Curricular Expansion, Eastern Canada Expansion and CILLDI in Community.