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Indigenous Languages

Language Revitalization


"The identities, lives and futures of Indigenous peoples have been immeasurably affected by the forced removal of their languages. The efforts they are making to bring the languages back to life can have a huge, positive impact on individuals, families and communities."

Dr. Onowa McIvor, Indigenous Languages in Canada.


Toolkits, handbooks and plans

Language nests are language immersion programs for pre-school children, where older language speakers participate in inter-generational transference of knowledge and language skills. They originated in New Zealand in the 1980s, and the phrase is a translation of the Māori phrase kōhanga reo.