Dr. Onowa McIvor (left) and Dr. Peter Jacobs (right).



As NEȾOLṈEW̱’s co-leads, Dr. Onowa McIvor (Maskēkowak), professor of Indigenous Education at the University of Victoria, and Dr. Peter Jacobs (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh), professor of Linguistics at Simon Fraser University offer a shared wealth of experience in collaborative community partnerships and Indigenous language research. In building upon the Indigenous language learning assessment tool they have developed with community research partners and collaborators, Drs. McIvor and Jacobs have mobilized resources to join efforts with partners in forming this learning and research network to collectively strengthen Indigenous language revitalization efforts.

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