Certificate Indigenous Language Revitilization


The Certificate in Indigenous Language Revitalization (CILR) program provides a strong foundation of knowledge and skills to develop practical strategies for local language revitalization initiatives- initiatives that are responsive and unique to each Indigenous nation. The CILR program provides hands-on learning opportunities that are rooted in traditional knowledge and practices, and that are accessible to all students.The goal of the certificate program is to develop understanding of the complex dynamics of language loss, maintenance, and recovery while also providing practical strategies for work in Indigenous communities to preserve and revitalize threatened languages. This program is designed to honour traditional knowledges and practices, to recognize and accommodate the realities and needs of diverse communities, and to provide a foundation for both language revitalization activities and for further study in linguistics, education and/or cultural resource management.

Program Requirements:
To complete the 12 unit certificate, students must complete 5 core courses (7.5 units) and 3 electives (4.5 units). The electives must include at least one Indigenous language course.

Community Cohort Delivery Contact

En'owkin Centre

Suzanne Johnson, MSc. Academic Programs Manager
Phone: 250-493-7181 Ext. 208
Email: achlmanager@enowkincentre.ca

University of Victoria:
Janna Wilson, Program Coordinator,Language, Arts and Culture Programs Division of Continuing Studies, University of Victoria
Phone: 250-721-8504
Email: cilr@uvic.ca
UVic Website: Indigenous Language Revitalization Program