Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies is an interdisciplinary field grounded in the languages, histories, geographies, and contemporary experiences of Indigenous peoples

Indigenous Languages

Indigenous languages were forcibly taken from children at Residential Schools. Children were punished for speaking their language. Now, over generations, few Indigenous people are fluent in their Indigenous language. Many Indigenous languages are considered endangered, but Indigenous language champions are helping the next generation learn this integral element of culture. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Article 13 states Indigenous people have the right to revitalize their languages. Part of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation calls to action also require support for Indigenous language revitalization.

Indigenous Languages: Web Resources
Original Voices - CBC Indigenous
Indigenous Languages Guide from UBC 
Circle of Indigenous Languages from University of Saskatchewan
First Nations Languages of B.C. 
Endangered Languages of Canada 
What You Need To Know About Indigenous Language Revitalization 
Statistics Canada Study: Aboriginal languages and selected vitality indicators, 2011
First Voices resources to support Indigenous language archiving and teaching
First Peoples Language Map (BC)
Indigenous Statistics
ta'ulthun swqal Hul'q'umi'num' Language Academy

Indigenous Language Revitalization: DVDs and Streaming
Language Revitalization (streaming series)
Language Matters with Bob Holman (streaming)
Traditional Law Through Indigenous Language Resurgence with Lindsay Keegitah Borrows (streaming)


Dictionary of Upriver Halkomelem
Musqueam reference grammar
Beginning Nakota
100 Days of Cree
Indigenous Youth and Multilingualism
Otter's Journey Through Indigenous Language and Law
Telling stories in the face of danger
our fire survives the storm a cherokee literary history
Outline for a comparative grammar of soem algonquian langauges
language planning policy in native america
American Indian Language