NEȾOLṈEW̱ Indigenous Language Learning Atlas

What is NILLA?

Indigenous communities and organizations all across Canada are doing great – and much needed – language work. There is much reason for hope as First Nations, Inuit, and Metis communities are experiencing successes in revitalizing and maintaining their languages.

We are developing NILLA, an online sharing space for Indigenous communities to transfer the language work spirit of connecting, exchanging, and engaging to the virtual realm.

NILLA provides a space for Indigenous communities, advocates, researchers, and allies to engage and exchange knowledge, and to share their own and learn about others’ successful language learning strategies within Canada.

Knowledge Sharing through NILLA

The NILLA project takes on a leadership role in developing reliable mechanisms to ensure community ownership over data and knowledge shared through an online portal. 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.

Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada involved in language work are encouraged to consider contributing to this groundbreaking project.

Please click on one of the following to complete their respective surveys: