Theme: Language & Health
Sullivan, D. (2018). The connection between health and well-being and Indigenous language use and learning – An annotated bibliography. NEȾOLṈEW̱ Research Partnership. https://netolnew.ca/reports
This annotated bibliography aims to contribute to a better understanding of and document current trends as well as gaps in the published literature on Indigenous language use and learning and their connection to health and well-being.
Theme: Sites of Learning & Teaching | Sites of Contribution
McIvor, O. (2018). Indigenous languages in Canada: What you need to know. Ottawa, ON, Canada: CCUNESCO.
This guide was compiled by Onowa McIvor and provides current information about Indigenous languages in Canada and a list of ways you can help support them.
McIvor, O. (2019, March). Engaging, connecting, and mobilizing Indigenous language learning leaders, supporters, and researchers through an online sharing space: NILLA (NEȾOLṈEW̱ Indigenous Language Learning Atlas) [Position paper]. SSHRC Indigenous Research Capacity & Reconciliation Special Call. https://netolnew.ca/reports
This paper reports the outcomes from two community engagement events with Indigenous partners and allies, on a) the development of NILLA, and b) more broadly our position on strengthening research by and with Indigenous people.
We raise our hands to NEȾOLṈEW̱ co-lead Onowa McIvor!
Her vital contributions to the field of research on Indigenous languages have earned her the prestigious President’s Chair, the highest academic honour the University of Victoria can bestow on a faculty member ( replacing Distinguished Professorships at UVic).
Onowa is the second person to receive the award, which was created to recognize faculty who have achieved great distinction in research and research-inspired teaching; made substantial contributions to UVic and the wider community; and champion the pursuit of excellence in research, teaching and community-university engagement.
“UVic has a longstanding commitment to working with communities on Indigenous language revitalization, and the impact of revitalized language in communities is profound. Onowa McIvor’s work is inspiring and uplifting, and we are so fortunate to have a researcher and teacher of her calibre at UVic.”
—Jamie Cassels, UVic President
On the 11th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Sept. 13, 2007), the Canadian Commission on UNESCO published a three-page quick-facts and tips guide to Indigenous languages in Canada. The guide is compiled by Onowa McIvor and it provides current information about Indigenous languages in Canada and a list of ways you can help support them.
The Department of Indigenous Education welcomes the first cohort to the PhD in Indigenous Language Revitalization (by special arrangement) at the University of Victoria!
Visiting on Lekwungen and SENĆOŦEN speaking territories this summer, these dedicated and aspiring language warriors completed intensive course work on the land, in community, and on campus. Teacher Onowa McIvor also arranged for opportunities to learn from guest speakers, including Wanosts’a7 Lorna Williams.
- Chew, K.A.B. (2021). #KeepOurLanguagesStrong: Indigenous language revitalization on social media during the early COVID-19 pandemic. Language Documentation & Conservation, 15, 239-266.
- McIvor, O., Sterzuk, A., & Cook, W. (2020). i‐kiyohkātoyāhk (we visit): Adapting nēhiyawēwin/nīhithawīwin (Cree) language learning to the COVID19 reality. AlterNative, 16(4), 413-416. DOI: 10.1177/1177180120970938
- 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. DOI: 10.1177/1177180120970930.
- McIvor, O. (2020). Indigenous language revitalization and applied linguistics: Parallel histories, shared futures? Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 40, 78-96. DOI:10.1017/S0267190520000094
- McIvor, O., & Ball, J. (2019). Language-in-Education policies and Indigenous language revitalization efforts in Canada: Considerations for non-dominant language education in the Global South. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 5(3), 12-28.
- McIvor, O. & Anisman, A. (2018). Keeping our languages alive: Strategies for Indigenous language revitalization and maintenance. In Y. Watanabe (Ed.), Handbook of Cultural Security, (pp. 90-109). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
- McIvor, O., Rosborough, T., McGregor, C., & Marinakis, A. (2018). Lighting a Fire: Community-Based Delivery of a University Indigenous-Language Teacher Education Program. In Whitinui P., Rodríguez de France M., & McIvor, O. (Eds.), Promising Practices in Indigenous Teacher Education (pp. 189-203). Singapore: Springer.
- McIvor, O. & McCarty, T.L. (2017). Indigenous Bilingual and Revitalization-Immersion Education in Canada and the USA. In García, O., Lin, A., & May, S. (Eds), Bilingual and Multilingual Education. Encyclopedia of Language and Education (3rd ed.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
- Jenni, B., Anisman, A., McIvor, O. & Jacobs, P. (2017). An Exploration of the effects of Mentor-Apprentice Programs on Mentors’ and Apprentices’ wellbeing. International Journal of Indigenous Health, 12(2), 25-42.
- Czaykowska-Higgins, E., Burton, S., McIvor, O., & Marinakis, A. (2017). Supporting Indigenous language revitalisation through collaborative post-secondary proficiency-building curriculum. In W. Y. Leonard & H. De Korne (Eds.), Language Documentation and Description, vol 14. (pp. 136-159). London: EL Publishing.
- Riddell, J.K., Salamanca, A., Pepler, D.J., Cardinal, S. & McIvor, O. (2017). Laying the groundwork: A practical guide for ethical research with Indigenous communities. The International Indigenous Policy Journal, 8(2), 1-20.
- Chew, K.A.B. (2015). Family at the Heart of Chickasaw Language Reclamation. The American Indian Quarterly, 39(2), 154-179.