Canadian Indigenous Language and Literacy Development Institute

I had an interesting conversation today, with a professor of education from the University of Alberta, specializing in language and literacy learning (okay, it was my mother). She mentioned a program that the university runs, called the Canadian Indigenous Language and Literacy Development Institute. It is an annual program aiming to help  “First Peoples speakers and educators in endangered language documentation, linguistics, language acquisition, second language teaching methodologies, curriculum development, and language-related research and policy-making.” Sounds good to me!

Has anybody had any experience with CILLDI? Does it sound like something we’d be interested in?

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About Elise

Elise got her BA in Linguistics from McGill in 2012, having written her undergraduate thesis about Mi'gmaq possession. She spent that summer working closely with the teachers at the Listuguj Education Centre, and learned a lot! She was lucky to be able to spend two years devoting her time to the various programs run through this blog, and working at the McGill Prosodylab. Now, she's working on her MA in Linguistics at the University of British Columbia.

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  1. Hi there,
    I’m CILLDI’s RA for this year; I found your blog post when searching for news stories about the program to post online. I’ve been working on updating CILLDI’s facebook page and will soon be working on the website, but please do check us out for more information! We currently have a fairly tiny social media presence, so the fact that someone wrote about us is lovely.
    We’re online here: (and we’ve just taken our first step into facebook).


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