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Indigenous Languages

Indigenous Language Curriculum Resources

[An Indigenous child] shall not be denied the right, in community with other members of his or her group, to enjoy his or her own culture, to profess and practise his or her own religion, or to use his or her own language.

Article 30, United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

Language Lesson Plans & Activities

Feel free to reach out to librarians ( for help finding curriculum resources for specific languages/nations. 

ḥuḥtakšiiḥsiš ciiqciqasa
I’m learning to speak our language

From Tla-o-qui-aht Language 

Indigenous Language Storytime Resources

This box features children's books written partially or wholly in an Indigenous language. Below are general resources for Indigenous-language storytime.


These are resources at Xwi7xwa that have children's stories translated into a variety of Indigenous languages.

One Green Tree Series
Call Number: Technical Services - in process

Baby Learns Series
Call Number: YUA B53 B33 2003

Finding Curriculum Resources

Try these basic strategies to begin your research in the UBC Library Catalogue:

1) Keyword Searches

Combine the name of a specific language or language family AND the word "teaching".

For example: 

2) Subject Headings

Browse Subject (begins with):

2) Call Numbers

  • X - Languages (General)
  • XA - Languages (Teaching methods)
  • ET - Curriculum materials