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Indigenous Language Revitalization

Resources to assist in Indigenous Language Learning, particularly for languages in close proximity to Queen's and/or taught at Queen's.


On each language page, you will find several sections with different types of resources. These sections are described below.

  • Dictionaries and Grammars
    In this section you will find reference materials (dictionaries, thesauruses, etc) for an Indigenous language, as well as books on grammatical structures.
  • Learning Resources
    Resources in this section are generally divided into lessons, which can be used for individual self-study or by language teachers.
  • Reading Material – Picture Books
    In this section we have listed picture books in an Indigenous language. The majority of our Indigenous language picture books are bilingual, usually with English, but there are some with French.
  • Reading Material
    In this section we have listed reading material in an Indigenous language that would not be considered a picture book nor a learning resource. Titles in this section include anthologies, novels, and explanations of traditional crafts.

To find additional information on a book, hover over the title to see a synopsis. Clicking the title will bring you to the Queen's Library Catalogue record for that item, or directly to the online resource.

Language Nests

Language Nests are an immersion-based, intergenerational approach to Indigenous language revitalization. The model was first adopted by the Māori of New Zealand in the 1980s, and has since become popular among Indigenous groups internationally.

Kingston has its own Indigenous Languages Nest, which includes speakers of Mohawk, Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe), and Cree. For more information, please contact Maureen at 613-217-4441.

K-12? Contact an Education Librarian

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Please reach your Education Librarians by email: (Brenda) or (Mary Claire)