NILLA Survey Launched
The NILLA (NEȾOLṈEW̱ Indigenous Language Learning Atlas) project – in partnership with UVIC Libraries – is now launched!
NILLA will create a national online gathering space for Indigenous language communities and organizations to access and share their initiatives, resources, and learning and teaching successes. As a unique virtual hub, NILLA will be a unified place where these efforts are shared to inspire and educate others – both internationally as well as across communities, provinces, and territories more locally within Canada.
Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada are now invited to participate in the information gathering phase:
- To let us know about community-based Indigenous language initiatives, please fill out the work in communities survey.
- To let us know about work taking place through organizations, please fill out the multi-organizations / oversight bodies survey.
- To let us know about post-secondary Indigenous Language Learning or Maintenance programs, please fill out the post-secondary institutions survey.
The information gathered will be transformed into a visually interactive website and online atlas. The NILLA portal will feature two levels of accessibility: A public component open to anyone interested in the language revitalization initiatives taking place across Canada, and a second, password-protected portion only accessible to contributing partner communities via login. This protected space will facilitate information sharing and networking between Indigenous communities: informational items will include curricula examples and communities can digitally interact with one another to perhaps seek further information or share experiences about language revitalization efforts within their own communities.
Questions about NILLA or the survey? Get in touch with us to learn more!