The NEȾOLṈEW̱ Research Project is a collaborative national Partnership of Indigenous scholars, Indigenous community leaders, and allies involved in Indigenous language revitalization. NEȾOLṈEW̱ translates as “one mind, one people” or “doing things as one” in the SENĆOŦEN language (spoken on southern Vancouver Island).
Together, we are working to understand and enhance Indigenous adults’ contributions to Indigenous languages in Canada.
The NEȾOLṈEW̱ Partnership Governance is grounded in Indigenous governance philosophies and worldviews. One principle is a foundation of goodwill and also ensuring Indigenous language communities and organizations have a strong position of leadership in our shared governance work and overall within this community-university research partnership.
In support of other successful community-university research collaborations, we are sharing a few key resources here.
Indigenous communities planning to get or already involved in community-university research partnerships are welcome to contact our office to see a template Memorandum of Understanding for university research work.