A NEȾOLṈEW̱ research team has been studying the effects of COVID–19 on ILR efforts throughout the pandemic. See the links to outcomes below.

Download the PDF here: C19 Infographic


Key findings of the research are presented in this comprehensive infographic. 

Citation: McIvor, O. & Hemlock, K. (2021). Indigenous languages persistence during the COVID 19 pandemic: Individual and community efforts keep our languages strong [Infographic]. https://netolnew.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/20211201_C19-Infographic-Poster.pdf

Indigenous peoples have always persisted. See this beautiful video developed by NEȾOLṈEW̱ Collaborator Dr. Kari A. B. Chew to learn how ILR efforts continued through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Citation: Chew, K. A. B., with McIvor, O., Marinakis, A., & Hemlock, K. (2021, November). Words of encouragement to Indigenous language advocates during the pandemic [Video]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiscdR4HBoc


Explore the early impacts of COVID-19 on ILR in article,Indigenous language learning impacts, challenges and opportunities in COVID-19 times by authors Drs. Onowa McIvor & Kari A. B. Chew, and Kahtehrón:ni Iris Stacey (Phd Cand).

Citation: McIvor, O., Chew, K. A. B., & Stacey, K. I. (2020). Indigenous language learning impacts, challenges and opportunities in COVID19 times. AlterNative, 16(4), 409-412. http://hdl.handle.net/1828/12453

Social media played an important role in continuing ILR work during the pandemic 


This video reports findings of an analysis of social media posts from across Canada and the U.S. dated March through July 2020. 

Citation: Chew, K. A. B. (2020, November). How is COVID19 impacting Indigenous language revitalization? [Video]. http://hdl.handle.net/1828/12210 


Consider the role social media played in continuing ILR work in article, #KeepOurLanguagesStrong: Indigenous Language Revitalization on Social Media during the Early COVID-19 Pandemic by Dr. Kari A. B. Chew.

Citation: Chew, K. A. B. (2021). #KeepOurLanguagesStrong: Indigenous language revitalization on social media during the early COVID-19 pandemic. Language Documentation & Conservation, 15, 239-266. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24976