The table below lists Indigenous language programs from educational institutions across Canada, along with the languages they teach, their proficiency requirements, the accreditations awarded for completing them, and location and contact information.

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By default, the table is sorted alphabetically by program name. You can use the dropdowns above it to filter by language, required proficiency, accreditation, and region, or type a keyword into the search box to narrow down the list. You can clear filters by clicking the Reset button that appears next to the dropdowns. Select the arrows at the top of a column to sort it from A to Z, or select them again to reverse the order. Select “More Info” to the left of a program for details and a link to its website. Please note, no French translations are available for these resources at this time.

ProgramLanguagesLanguages ENRequired ProficiencyAccreditationInstitutionCommunityRegionRegions (Not Abbreviation)DetailsWebpagehf:tax:language-enhf:tax:proficiencyhf:tax:accreditationhf:tax:region
Abenaki Language and CultureAbenakiAbenakiBeginnerCourse creditUniversite de Sherbrooke SherbrookeQCQuebecIntroduction to Abenaki Language and Culture for French speakers.www.usherbrooke.ca/centredelangues/apprendre-les-langues-a-udes/langues-enseignees/abenakisabenakibeginnercourse-creditqc
Aboriginal Bachelor of EducationAnishinaabemowinOjibweBeginnerBachelor's DegreeOshki-Pinache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education InstituteThunder BayONOntarioAssociated with Brock university. Preparation for Ontario-certified teachers in primary and junior divisions (K-6). www.oshki.ca/programs/bachelor-of-education/ojibwebeginnerbachelors-degreeon
Aboriginal Culture and Language Support DiplomaHalq'eméylemUpriver HalkomelemBeginnerDiplomaUniversity of the Fraser ValleyAbbotsfordBCBritish ColumbiaCertified by the Halq'eméylem Language Authority.Aboriginal Culture and Language Support diploma > Academic Calendar (ufv.ca)upriver-halkomelembeginnerdiplomabc
Aboriginal EducationAnishinaabemowin, Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫˀ, Kanien'kéhaCayuga, Mohawk, OjibweBeginnerBachelor's DegreeBrock UniversitySt. CatharinesONOntarioOptions for cumminty learning, childcare, and support for Indigenous students through the Faculty of Education.brocku.ca/education/programs/aboriginal-education/cayuga mohawk ojibwebeginnerbachelors-degreeon
Aboriginal StudiesAnishinaabemowin, ininímowinOjibwe, Swampy CreeBeginnerCertificateAlgonquin CollegeOttawaONOntarioIntroductory and Intermediate levels.www.algonquincollege.com/generalarts/program/aboriginal-studies/#coursesojibwe swampy-creebeginnercertificateon
Aboriginal Teacher Associate CertificatenehiyawewinPlains CreeIntermediateCertificateUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonSKSaskatchewanModeled to prepare students to instruct Indigenous students in a variety of subjects, including Cree language in a classroom setting. programs.usask.ca/education/aboriginal-teacher-associate-certificate-program/index.php#Year130creditunitsplains-creeintermediatecertificatesk
Advanced Diploma in Indigenous Language TeachingNedut'en/Witsuwit'en, Nłeʔkepmxcín, Nsyilxcən, Secwepemc, St̓át̓imcetsLillooet, Nedut'en/Witsuwit'en, Okanagan, Shuswap, ThompsonAdvancedDiplomaNicola Valley Institute of TechnologyMerrittBCBritish Columbia Includes theoretical and pedagogical study with practicum experience. www.nvit.ca/programs/indigenouslanguages.htm#adillillooet neduten-witsuwiten okanagan shuswap thompsonadvanceddiplomabc
Anishinaabe LanguageAnishinaabemowinOjibweBeginnerCourse creditKenjgewin TegM'ChigeengONOntarioIntroductory and land based Anishinaabe language instruction.www.kenjgewinteg.ca/programs/anishinaabe-studiesojibwebeginnercourse-crediton
AnishinaabemowinAnishinaabemowinOjibweBeginnerBachelor's DegreeAlgoma UniversitySault Ste. MarieONOntarioIntroductory and Intermediate language courses. algomau.ca/academics/programs/anishinaabemowin/ojibwebeginnerbachelors-degreeon
Anishinaabemowin ImmersionAnishinaabemowinOjibweBeginnerCertificateSault CollegeSault Ste. MarieONOntarioDelivered in community by request. www.saultcollege.ca/programs/language-and-communication/anishinaabemowin-immersionojibwebeginnercertificateon
Anishnaabemowin and Program Development AnishinaabemowinOjibweBeginnerDiplomaGeorgian CollegeBarrieONOntarioFocus on development of community language programs. cat.georgiancollege.ca/programs/anpd/ojibwebeginnerdiplomaon
AqqusiurvikInuktutInuktutAdvancedDiplomaPirurvikIqaluitNUNunavutInuktut Instructor Diploma.www.pirurvik.ca/aqqusiurvik-1inuktutadvanceddiplomanu
Arts, Literature and Communication - First Nations Languages OptionAvailable in any languageAvailable in any languageBeginnerDiplomaKiuna CollegeOdanakQCQuebec On-campus housing available for individuals, as well as family units for students with children.kiuna-college.com/eng/?page_id=220anybeginnerdiplomaqc
Atlantic Canada Studies Mi'kmaqMi'kmaqBeginnerBachelor's DegreeSt. Mary’s University HalifaxNSNova ScotiaIntroductory Mi’kmaq Language I-II.www.smu.ca/academics/departments/acs-undergraduate-requirements.htmlmikmaqbeginnerbachelors-degreens
AurniarvikInuktutInuktutBeginnerCertificatePirurvikIqaluitNUNunavut Associated with the University of Victoria. www.pirurvik.ca/aurniarvikinuktutbeginnercertificatenu
Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous LanguagesAnishinaabemowin, ininímowinOjibwe, Swampy CreeBeginnerBachelor's DegreeUniversity of WinnipegWinnipegMBManitobaIncludes immersive language study.www.uwinnipeg.ca/indigenous-languages/index.htmlojibwe swampy-creebeginnerbachelors-degreemb
Bachelor of Education for NunatsiavutInuttitutInuttitutBeginnerBachelor's DegreeMemorial University of Newfoundland Happy Valley-Goose BayNLNewfoundland & LabradorOption for first preparatory year for ease of transition to full-time studies. Teaching practicum in coastal communities. www.mun.ca/educ/programs/undergraduate-programs/primary--elementary/bachelor-of-education-primaryelementary-nunatsi/inuttitutbeginnerbachelors-degreenl
Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute (CILLDI) Teacher TrainingnehiyawewinPlains CreeIntermediateCourse creditUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonABAlberta Applicable to Bachelor's or Master's degree in Education, including the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program.www.ualberta.ca/canadian-indigenous-languages-and-literacy-development-institute/study/teacher-training.htmlplains-creeintermediatecourse-creditab
Cayuga Language ImmersionGayogo̱hó꞉nǫˀCayugaIntermediateN/ASix Nations PolytechnicBrantfordONOntarioFor learners with some conversational fluency.snpolytechnic.com/programs-courses/cayugaimmersioncayugaintermediaten-aon
Certificate in Mohawk Language & CultureKanyen'kéhaMohawkBeginnerCertificateTsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:naTyendinagaONOntarioAssociated with Queen's University, classes are in Tyendinaga.https://tto-kenhteke.org/adult-classes/ - tab-id-4mohawkbeginnercertificateon
Community Linguist Available in any languageAvailable in any languageIntermediateCertificateUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonABAlberta Includes linguistic theory and application, including community-based documentation and planning. Directed at speakers or semi-speakers of their language, does not include language teaching as part of the certificate.www.ualberta.ca/canadian-indigenous-languages-and-literacy-development-institute/study/community-linguist-certificate.htmlanyintermediatecertificateab
Cree ImmersionnehiyawewinPlains CreeBeginnerCourse creditUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonABAlbertaImmersion levels 1 and 2. Offered through Canadian Indigenous Languages Literacy Development Institute (CILLDI), or in communities as arranged.www.ualberta.ca/canadian-indigenous-languages-and-literacy-development-institute/study/courses.htmlplains-creebeginnercourse-creditab
Cree Language Instructor Training nehiyawewinPlains CreeBeginnerCourse creditMaskwacis Cultural College MaskwacisABAlbertaIncludes Cree language instruction, and instruction on language teaching and curriculum development.www.mccedu.ca/clitp-overview#:~:text=The%20Cree%20Language%20Instructor%20Training,transmit%20Cultural%20Knowledge%20through%20language.plains-creebeginnercourse-creditab
Dene Language DeneDeneBeginnerBachelor's DegreeUniversity nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue QuillsSt. PaulABAlberta Graduates will be prepared to work in classrooms and support language revitalization initiatives.www.bluequills.ca/Programs/Language/Denedenebeginnerbachelors-degreeab
Early Childhood Education AnishinaabemowinAnishinaabemowinOjibweBeginnerDiplomaKenjgewin TegM'ChigeengONOntarioSupported with and by Anishinaabemowin speakers. Ojibwe language assesments conducted throughout program. www.kenjgewinteg.ca/programs/teaching-learning/anishinaabemowin-early-childhood-educationojibwebeginnerdiplomaon
Early Learning and Childcare levels 2-3nehiyawewinPlains CreeBeginnerDiplomaUniversity nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue QuillsSt. PaulABAlberta Traditional Indigenous child care practices, Cree immersion, and Elder teachings central to the program.www.bluequills.ca/Programs/EarlyLearningChildCare/plains-creebeginnerdiplomaab
Extended Studies in First Nations LanguageAnishinaabemowin, nehiyawewinOjibwe, Plains CreeIntermediateCertificateUniversity of Regina / First Nations UniversityReginaSKSaskatchewan1-2-year after degree program.www.fnuniv.ca/academic/undergraduate-programs/indigenous-education/ojibwe plains-creeintermediatecertificatesk
First Nations and Endangered Languages ProgramDakelh, hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, Kaska, Kwak̓wala, nehiyawewin, Nłeʔkepmxcín, nuučaan̓uɫCarrier, Downriver Halkomelem, Kaska, Kwak̓wala, Nuu-chah-nulth, Plains Cree, ThompsonBeginnerBachelor's DegreeUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverBCBritish ColumbiaLanguage documentation, conservation, and revitalization. fnel.arts.ubc.ca/carrier downriver-halkomelem kaska kwak%cc%93wala nuu-chah-nulth plains-cree thompsonbeginnerbachelors-degreebc
First Nations LanguageDakelh, Dane-Ẕaa, Gitsenimx̱, Nedut'en/Witsuwit'en, Nisg̱a’a, Secwepemc, Slavey, Sm’algya̱x, Tāłtān, Tlingit, Tse’khene, Tsilhqot'in, X̄a’islak̓ala, X̱aad KilBeaver, Carrier, Coast Tsimshian, Gitksan, Haida, Haisla, Nedut'en/Witsuwit'en, Nisga'a, Sekani, Shuswap, Slavey, Tahltan, Tlingit, Tsilhqot'inBeginnerCertificateUniversity of Northern British ColumbiaPrince GeorgeBCBritish ColumbiaImmersive language study. www2.unbc.ca/calendar/certificates/first-nations#fnlbeaver carrier coast-tsimshian gitksan haida haisla neduten-witsuwiten nisgaa sekani shuswap slavey tahltan tlingit tsilhqotinbeginnercertificatebc
First Nations Language InstuctorAnishinaabemowin, Dakota, Dene, Kanien'kéha, nehiyawewin, Stoney NakodaDakota, Dene, Mohawk, Ojibwe, Plains Cree, Stoney NakodaBeginnerCertificateUniversity of Regina / First Nations UniversityReginaSKSaskatchewanProgram details under development for 2024.www.fnuniv.ca/academic/undergraduate-programs/indigenous-languages/dakota dene mohawk ojibwe plains-cree stoney-nakodabeginnercertificatesk
First Nations Language Proficiency Gwitch'in, Hän, Kaska, Northern Tutchone, Southern Tutchone, Tagish, Tlingit, Upper TananaGwitch'in, Hän, Kaska, Northern Tutchone, Southern Tutchone, Tagish, Tlingit, Upper TananaBeginnerDiplomaYukon Native Languages Centre WhitehorseYTYukonAssociated wioth Simon Fraser University.ynlc.ca/language-classes/gwitchin han kaska northern-tutchone southern-tutchone tagish tlingit upper-tananabeginnerdiplomayt
First Nations Language Proficiency Bak̕wa̱mk̕ala, Dene, Gwitch'in, Haíɫzaqvḷa, Halq'eméylem, Hän, hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, Hul’q’umi’num’, Kaska, Northern Tutchone, Nsyilxcən, Nuxalk, Secwepemc, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim, Southern Tutchone, St̓át̓imcets, Tagish, Tlingit, Tsilhqot'in, Upper Tanana, X̱aad KilBak̕wa̱mk̕ala, Bella Coola, Dene, Downriver Halkomelem, Gwitch'in, Haida, Hän, Heiltsuk, Island Halkomelem, Kaska, Lillooet, Northern Tutchone, Okanagan, Shuswap, Southern Tutchone, Squamish, Tagish, Tlingit, Tsilhqot'in, Upper Tanana, Upriver HalkomelemBeginnerDiplomaSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyBCBritish ColumbiaCourses offered in cooperation with local Indigenous communities and language authorities.www.sfu.ca/inlp/programs.htmlbak%cc%95wa%cc%b1mk%cc%95ala bella-coola dene downriver-halkomelem gwitchin haida han heiltsuk island-halkomelem kaska lillooet northern-tutchone okanagan shuswap southern-tutchone squamish tagish tlingit tsilhqotin upper-tanana upriver-halkomelembeginnerdiplomabc
First Nations Language Proficiency HaíłzaqvḷaHeiltsukBeginnerCertificateNicola Valley Institute of TechnologyMerrittBCBritish ColumbiaConversational language and cultural studies.www.nvit.ca/Hailhzaqv-Language/course.aspxheiltsukbeginnercertificatebc
First Peoples StudiesInuktitut, Kanien'kéha, nehiyawewinInuktitut, Mohawk, Plains CreeBeginnerBachelor's DegreeConcordia University MontréalQCQuebecLinguistic introduction courses in Algonquian (Cree emphasis), Haundenosaunee (Mohawk emphasis), and Inuktitut languages.www.concordia.ca/academics/undergraduate/first-peoples-studies.htmlinuktitut mohawk plains-creebeginnerbachelors-degreeqc
First Two Years at Home Elsipogtog Program Mi'kmaqMi'kmaqBeginnerCourse creditSt. Thomas UniversityFrederictonNBNew BrunswickCommunity based full-time study out of Elsipogtog First Nation.www.stu.ca/indigenous-homepage/academics/first-two-years-at-home-elsipogtog-program/mikmaqbeginnercourse-creditnb
Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Languages and LinguisticsAvailable in any languageAvailable in any languageAdvancedCertificateSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyBCBritish ColumbiaOffered by cohort. Integrates Indigenous Ways of Knowing with linguistic analysis and documentation.www.sfu.ca/linguistics/graduate/graduate-certificate-in-Indigenous-languages-and-linguistics.htmlanyadvancedcertificatebc
Halq’eméylem Graduate StudiesHalq'eméylemUpriver HalkomelemIntermediateDiplomaUniversity of the Fraser ValleyAbbotsfordBCBritish Columbia Study of advanced research techniques for language restoration and acquisition. www.ufv.ca/indigenous-studies/program/halqemeylem/upriver-halkomelemintermediatediplomabc
Halq’eméylem Intermediate ProficiencyHalq'eméylemUpriver HalkomelemBeginnerCertificateUniversity of the Fraser ValleyAbbotsfordBCBritish ColumbiaCertified by the Halq'eméylem Language Authority. www.ufv.ca/indigenous-studies/program/halqemeylem/upriver-halkomelembeginnercertificatebc
Honours Bachelor of Arts in Ogwehoweh LanguagesGayogo̱hó꞉nǫˀ, Kanien'kéhaCayuga, MohawkBeginnerBachelor's DegreeSix Nations PolytechnicBrantfordONOntarioOrganized into four streams: language, grammar, lifelong learning, and community engagement.www.snpolytechnic.com/program/honours-bachelor-arts-ogwehoweh-languagescayuga mohawkbeginnerbachelors-degreeon
Improvement in Transmission of an Indigenous Language Available in any languageAvailable in any languageBeginnerCertificateUniversity of Québec at Chicoutimi ChicoutimiQCQuebec Offered on-campus and in community by cohort.www.uqac.ca/programme/4661-cert-de-perf-en-transmission-dune-langue-autochtone/anybeginnercertificateqc
Indigenous Language Nedut'en/Witsuwit'en, Nłeʔkepmxcín, Nsyilxcən, Secwepemc, St̓át̓imcetsLillooet, Nedut'en/Witsuwit'en, Okanagan, Shuswap, ThompsonBeginnerDiplomaNicola Valley Institute of TechnologyMerrittBCBritish Columbia Precursor to Advanced Diploma in Indigenous Language Teaching.www.nvit.ca/programs/indigenouslanguages.htmlillooet neduten-witsuwiten okanagan shuswap thompsonbeginnerdiplomabc
Indigenous Language AnishinaabemowinOjibweBeginnerCourse creditRed River CollegeWinnipegMBManitobaFocus on future work in K-12 school system or community programming.catalogue.rrc.ca/Programs/WPG/Parttime/INDLP-CTojibwebeginnercourse-creditmb
Indigenous Language and CultureKainaiBlackfootBeginnerDiplomaMi’kai’sto Red Crow Community CollegeStand OffABAlberta Includes study of Blackfoot Sign Laguage, Health language, Workplace language, and Instructional Course Design.www.redcrowcollege.com/program/indigenous-language-and-culture-diploma-ilcdblackfootbeginnerdiplomaab
Indigenous Language ConversationGitsenimx̱, Michif, Nedut'en/Witsuwit'en, Sm’algya̱x, Tāłtān, X̄a’islak̓ala, X̱aad KilCoast Tsimshian, Gitksan, Haida, Haisla, Michif, Nedut'en/Witsuwit'en, TahltanBeginnerCourse creditCoast Mountain CollegeTerraceBCBritish ColumbiaApplicable to Associate of Arts Degree. University Studies | Associate of Arts Degree | Coast Mountain Collegecoast-tsimshian gitksan haida haisla michif neduten-witsuwiten tahltanbeginnercourse-creditbc
Indigenous Language Course OfferingsAnishinaabemowin, Kanien'kéhaMohawk, OjibweBeginnerCourse creditYork UniversityTorontoONOntarioIntroductory language instruction.www.yorku.ca/research/cikl/language-learning-at-yorku/#language-coursesmohawk ojibwebeginnercourse-crediton
Indigenous Language Course Offerings InnuInnuBeginnerCourse creditUniversity of Québec at Chicoutimi ChicoutimiQCQuebecIntroduction to the study of the Innu language. programmes.uqac.ca/7LAM101innubeginnercourse-creditqc
Indigenous Language CoursesAnishinaabemowin, nehiyawewinOjibwe, Plains CreeBeginnerCourse creditCambrian CollegeSudburyONOntarioLanguage course offerings. cambriancollege.ca/programs/general-arts-and-science-indigenous-specializationojibwe plains-creebeginnercourse-crediton
Indigenous Language DocumentationAvailable in any languageAvailable in any languageBeginnerCertificateUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaBCBritish ColumbiaPre-cursor to Certificate in Indigenous Language Revitalization. Delivered online.continuingstudies.uvic.ca/museums-heritage-and-indigenous-culture/programs/indigenous-language-documentation/anybeginnercertificatebc
Indigenous Language FluencyÉy7á7juuthem, Kwak̓wala, nuučaan̓uɫComox, Kwak̓wala, Nuu-chah-nulthBeginnerCertificateNorth Island CollegePort AlberniBCBritish ColumbiaPreparation for language revitalization research.www.nic.bc.ca/programs/indigenous-studies/indigenous-education/indigenous-language-fluency-certificate/comox kwak%cc%93wala nuu-chah-nulthbeginnercertificatebc
Indigenous Language Fluency Nedut'en/Witsuwit'en, Nłeʔkepmxcín, Nsyilxcən, Secwepemc, St̓át̓imcetsLillooet, Nedut'en/Witsuwit'en, Okanagan, Shuswap, ThompsonBeginnerDiplomaNicola Valley Institute of TechnologyMerrittBCBritish Columbia Community based delivery.www.nvit.ca/programs/default.htmlillooet neduten-witsuwiten okanagan shuswap thompsonbeginnerdiplomabc
Indigenous Language GuardianshipAnishinaabemowin, Dakota, Dene, nehiyawewin, Stoney NakodaDakota, Dene, Ojibwe, Plains Cree, Stoney NakodaBeginnerCertificateUniversity of Regina / First Nations UniversityReginaSKSaskatchewanDetailed focus on language data and production of language learning materials.www.uregina.ca/cce/career-development/languages/language-guardianship.htmldakota dene ojibwe plains-cree stoney-nakodabeginnercertificatesk
Indigenous Language Instructor’s ProgramAnishinīmowin, ininímowinOji-Cree, Ojibwe, Swampy CreeFluentDiplomaLakehead UniversityOrillaONOntarioDesigned for fluent speakers to learn to teach their language in Ontario primary and secondary schools. www.lakeheadu.ca/indigenous/indigenous-programs/native-language-instructors-program/node/54970oji-cree ojibwe swampy-creefluentdiplomaon
Indigenous Language RevitalizaitonAvailable in any languageAvailable in any languageBeginnerBachelor's DegreeUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaBCBritish ColumbiaBalance of in-community and on-campus delivery. www.uvic.ca/education/areas-study/indigenous-language/index.phpanybeginnerbachelors-degreebc
Indigenous Language Revitalization Anishinaabemowin, nehiyawewin, Stoney NakodaOjibwe, Plains Cree, Stoney NakodaBeginnerYellowhead Tribal CollegeEdmontonABAlbertaDelivered through an Indigenous pedagogy by observing, speaking, and writing an Indigenous language, along with developing an understanding of the culture and traditional knowledge.ytced.ab.ca/programs-courses/programs/Indigenous_Language_Degree_and_2_Year_Pre-Education_Diploma_Program/ojibwe plains-cree stoney-nakodabeginnerab
Indigenous Language RevitalizationKanien'kéhaMohawkAdvancedDiplomaMcMaster UniversityHamiltonONOntarioDesigned to recognize formally the pedagogically rigorous Mohawk language training that is offered by the Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa Adult Immersion Program. linguistics.humanities.mcmaster.ca/undergraduate-programs/diploma-in-indigenous-language-revitalization/mohawkadvanceddiplomaon
Indigenous Language RevitalizationAvailable in any languageAvailable in any languageFluentBachelor's Degree, Master's DegreeMcGill UniversityMontréalQCQuebecProvides tools to maintain, document, and revitalize their communities' language through interdisciplinary approaches. Option for PhD also available.www.mcgill.ca/gps/files/gps/cgps-adhoc_maindlan_r00.pdfanyfluentbachelors-degree masters-degreeqc
Indigenous LanguagesMichif, nehiyawewin, Siksiká, Stoney, Tsuut’inaBlackfoot, Michif, Plains Cree, Stoney Nakoda, Tsuut’inaBeginnerCourse creditUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryABAlbertaTwo levels offered.www.ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/current/indigenous-languages-indl.htmlblackfoot michif plains-cree stoney-nakoda tsuutinabeginnercourse-creditab
Indigenous LanguagesnehiyawewinPlains CreeBeginnerCertificateUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonSKSaskatchewan2-year full immersion program.programs.usask.ca/education/certificate-in-indigenous-languages/index.phpplains-creebeginnercertificatesk
Indigenous LanguagesAnishinaabemowin, Dakota, Dene, nehiyawewin, Stoney NakodaOjibwe, Plains CreeBeginnerBachelor's DegreeUniversity of Regina / First Nations UniversityReginaSKSaskatchewanOption for minor in second Indigenous language. www.fnuniv.ca/academic/undergraduate-programs/indigenous-languages/ojibwe plains-creebeginnerbachelors-degreesk
Indigenous Languages and CulturesAnishinaabemowin, Inuktitut, Kanyen'kéhaInuktitut, Mohawk, OjibweBeginnerCertificateQueens UniversityKingstonONOntarioBeginner through intermediate levels.www.queensu.ca/academic-calendar/arts-science/certificates/indigenous-languages-cultures-certificate/inuktitut mohawk ojibwebeginnercertificateon
Indigenous Languages and Linguistics Master of ArtsAvailable in any languageAvailable in any languageAdvancedMaster's DegreeSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyBCBritish ColumbiaIntegrates Indigenous Ways of Knowing with linguistic analysis and documentation, featuring mentorship and participation in projectswww.sfu.ca/linguistics/graduate/MA-Indigenous-Language.htmlanyadvancedmasters-degreebc
Indigenous StudiesAnishinaabemowinOjibweBeginnerBachelor's DegreeWestern UniversityLondonONOntarioOffered as part of the Indigenous Studies Program.indigenousstudies.uwo.ca/undergraduate/course_descriptions.htmlojibwebeginnerbachelors-degreeon
Indigenous Studies AnishinaabemowinOjibweBeginnerBachelor's DegreeTrent UniversityPeterboroughONOntario Land-based experimental study of Anishinaabe.www.trentu.ca/futurestudents/specialization/nishnaabemowin?target=undergraduateojibwebeginnerbachelors-degreeon
Indigenous StudiesAnishinaabemowinOjibweBeginnerCourse creditConfederation CollegeThunder BayONOntario Offered within the online learning program.tc-prod-03.confederationcollege.ca:8443/prod/zwskccrs.P_CrseDetail?divs_code=ELEAanddept_code=INDIandsubj_code=OLandcrse_numb=355ojibwebeginnercourse-crediton
Indigenous Studies AbenakiAbenakiBeginnerCourse creditBishops University SherbrookeQCQuebecAbenaki levels 1 and 2, introductory and continued language study. www.ubishops.ca/student-services/indigenous-student-services/indigenous-study-opportunities/abenakibeginnercourse-creditqc
Indigenous Studies Kanien'kéhaMohawkBeginnerCertificateMcGill University MontréalQCQuebec Offered as a Minor study.www.mcgill.ca/dise/ofnie/profdev/indiglit/prospectivemohawkbeginnercertificateqc
Indigenous StudiesAnishinaabemowin, ininímowinOjibwe, Swampy CreeBeginnerCertificateUnversity of Québec at Abitibi-TemiscamingueRouyn-NorandaQCQuebec Some remote availbility. www.uqat.ca/en/indigenous-programs/ojibwe swampy-creebeginnercertificateqc
Indigenous Studies Minor Mi'kmaqMi'kmaqBeginnerCourse creditUniversity of Prince Edward Island CharlottetownPEPrince Edward IslandAlso offered as a community class with Bursary reimbursement by University of Prince Edward Island.www.upei.ca/programs/indigenous-studies-minormikmaqbeginnercourse-creditpe
Indigenous Teacher EducationAnishinaabemowin, Dakota, Dene, nehiyawewin, Stoney NakodaDakota, Dene, Ojibwe, Plains Cree, Stoney NakodaBeginnerBachelor's DegreeUniversity of Regina / First Nations UniversityReginaSKSaskatchewan Approved by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Professional Regulatory Board. Option for Secondary First Nations Language Minor. www.fnuniv.ca/academic/undergraduate-programs/indigenous-education/dakota dene ojibwe plains-cree stoney-nakodabeginnerbachelors-degreesk
Indigenous Teacher EducationAnishinīmowin, ininímowinOji-Cree, Ojibwe, Swampy CreeIntermediateBachelor's DegreeLakehead UniversityOrillaONOntarioIncludes instruction for Indigenous students on Ojibwe, Cree, Oji-Cree, and Teacher’s training. Graduates recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers for certification to teach in Ontario schools.www.lakeheadu.ca/indigenous/indigenous-programs/aboriginal-educationoji-cree ojibwe swampy-creeintermediatebachelors-degreeon
Indigenous Technolingusitics Available in any languageAvailable in any languageBeginnerCertificateUniversity of Québec at Chicoutimi ChicoutimiQCQuebecTechnolinguist training in pursuit of the preservation, promotion and the revitalization of an Indigenous language within a community. www.uqac.ca/programme/4144-cert-en-technolinguistique-autochtone/anybeginnercertificateqc
Innu Language InnuInnuBeginnerCourse creditUniversity of MontréalMontréalQCQuebecFor French speakers. Option for community instruction supervised in an Innnu community.https://centre-de-langues.uMontréal.ca/cours-et-horaires/cours/innu/innubeginnercourse-creditqc
Interpreter Translation Diploma InuktitutInuktitutFluentDiplomaNunavut Arctic CollegeIqaluitNUNunavutTraditional Knowledge and Culture Option available. Preference for Inuktitut literacy. www.arcticcollege.com/cultureinuktitutfluentdiplomanu
Inuinnaqtun Language Revitalization CertificateInuktitutInuktitutBeginnerCertificateNunavut Arctic CollegeIqaluitNUNunavut Includes theory and methodology of immersion teaching and language revival. www.arcticcollege.com/cultureinuktitutbeginnercertificatenu
Inuit Studies Diploma InuktitutInuktitutBeginnerDiplomaNunavut Arctic CollegeIqaluitNUNunavut4 areas of concentration offered.www.arcticcollege.com/cultureinuktitutbeginnerdiplomanu
Inuktitut InuktitutInuktitutBeginnerCourse creditUniversity of LavalQuébecQCQuebecIntroduction to Inuktitut for French speakers.www.ulaval.ca/etudes/cours/inu-1010-initiation-a-linuktitutinuktitutbeginnercourse-creditqc
iyiniw pimâtisiwin kiskeyihtamowin DoctorateAvailable in any languageAvailable in any languageAdvancedDoctorateUniversity nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue QuillsSt. PaulABAlbertaSovereign Indigenous Knowledge Doctorate. Operates as circle of learners, Elders, and advisors in a collective collaborative program.www.bluequills.ca/Programs/GraduatePrograms/PHD-IPKanyadvanceddoctorateab
Kenanow Bachelor of EducationininímowinSwampy CreeBeginnerBachelor's DegreeUniversity College of the NorthThe PasMBManitoba Links typical western educational subject matter with the context and intent to teach Indigenous students using methods harmonious to the Indigenous and Northern ways of life.www.ucn.ca/kenanow/swampy-creebeginnerbachelors-degreemb
Language Course OfferingsAnishinaabemowin, Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫˀ, Kanien'kéhaCayuga, Mohawk, OjibweBeginnerCourse creditMcMaster UniversityHamiltonONOntarioIntroductory and Intermediate language courses.academiccalendars.romcmaster.ca/preview_program.php?catoid=53andpoid=27008cayuga mohawk ojibwebeginnercourse-crediton
Lil’wat Nation Language and Culture UcwalmícwtsLil'watBeginnerCertificateCapilano UniversityVancouverBCBritish ColumbiaTaught from a Lil'wat perspective and is aimed at current and future Lil'wat language teachers.www.capilanou.ca/programs--courses/program-profiles/lilwat-nation-language--culture-certificate/lilwatbeginnercertificatebc
Maajii-Anishnaabemdaa AnishinaabemowinOjibweBeginnerCertificateGeorgian CollegeBarrieONOntarioImmersive pure language study for those who wish to increase their fluency. cat.georgiancollege.ca/programs/maaj/ojibwebeginnercertificateon
Maliseet Language Maliseet, Mi'kmaqMaliseet, Mi’kmaqBeginnerCourse creditSt. Thomas UniversityFrederictonNBNew Brunswick Includes instruction on immersive First Nations language education in a classroom setting from Kindergarten to adult levels. www.stu.ca/indigenous-homepage/academics/maliseet-language-program/maliseet mikmaq-3beginnercourse-creditnb
Master of Arts in Indigenous LanguagesAvailable in any languageAvailable in any languageAdvancedMaster's DegreeUniversity nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue QuillsSt. PaulABAlbertaCombines course work with practical experience and is grounded in ceremony. www.bluequills.ca/Programs/GraduatePrograms/MA-ILanyadvancedmasters-degreeab
Mi’kmaq Studies Mi'kmaqMi'kmaqBeginnerCertificateMount Allison University SackvilleNBNew BrunswickMi’kmaq language classes offered for beginners.mta.ca/academics/programs-and-degrees/indigenous-studiesmikmaqbeginnercertificatenb
Mi’kmaq Studies Mi'kmaqMi'kmaqBeginnerBachelor's DegreeUniversity of Cape Breton SydneyNSNova ScotiaWritten and spoken language learning as a major program component. Available as study major, minor, and degree concentration.www.cbu.ca/academics/programs/mikmaq-studies/#:~:text=Cape%20Breton%20University%20(CBU)%20is,for%20more%20than%2030%20years.mikmaqbeginnerbachelors-degreens
Mi’kmaw Language Lab – Unama’ki College Mi'kmaqMi'kmaqBeginnerN/AUniversity of Cape Breton SydneyNSNova ScotiaLanguage classes available through the Kji-keptin Alexander Denny L’nui’sultimkeweyo’kuom (KADL) Mi’kmaw language lab. www.cbu.ca/indigenous-initiatives/unamaki-college/kji-keptin-alexander-denny-lnuisultimkeweyokuom/mikmaqbeginnern-ans
Modern Languages InuttitutInuttitutBeginnerBachelor's DegreeMemorial University of Newfoundland St. John'sNLNewfoundland & LabradorOption to complete immersive experiential learning component.www.mun.ca/undergrad/programs/humanities-and-social-sciences/modern-language-studies/inuttitutbeginnerbachelors-degreenl
Mohawk Adult ImmersionKanien'kéhaMohawkBeginnerCourse creditOnkwawenna KentyohkwaOhswekenONOntarioFirst and Second year programs available with root-word teaching styles. Online course offerings also available. onkwawenna.info/mohawkbeginnercourse-crediton
Native Language Immersion Teaching Certificate  Maliseet, Mi'kmaqMaliseet, Mi'kmaqIntermediateCertificateSt. Thomas UniversityFrederictonNBNew BrunswickIncludes language training and methodology of immersion teaching.www.stu.ca/nativestudies/program-structure/maliseet mikmaqintermediatecertificatenb
Native LanguagesAnishinaabemowin, Dakota, ininímowin, MichifDakota, Michif, Ojibwe, Swampy CreeBeginnerBachelor's DegreeBrandon UniversityBrandonMBManitobaTaken as individual course offerings or as a minor to a Native Studies Degree program.www.brandonu.ca/languages/programs/#:~:text=INDIGENOUS%20LANGUAGESandtext=Classes%20are%20available%20in%20the,full%20course%20listings%20and%20descriptions.dakota michif ojibwe swampy-creebeginnerbachelors-degreemb
nêhiyawêwin LanguagenehiyawewinPlains CreeBeginnerBachelor's DegreeUniversity nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue QuillsSt. PaulABAlbertaImmersion language programming with teacher training component in upper years.www.bluequills.ca/Programs/Language/Creeplains-creebeginnerbachelors-degreeab
Niitsitapi Teacher Education KanaiBlackfootBeginnerBachelor's DegreeMi’kai’sto Red Crow Community CollegeStand OffABAlbertaIncludes Western educational pedagogy for preparation to meet Alberta Teacher Quality Standards. www.redcrowcollege.com/program/niitsitapi-teacher-education-program-ntepblackfootbeginnerbachelors-degreeab
Nisga'a Language FluencyNisg̱a’aNisga'aBeginnerDiplomaUniversity of Northern British ColumbiaPrince GeorgeBCBritish ColumbiaImmersive language study.www2.unbc.ca/calendar/certificates/first-nations#NisgaaFluencynisgaabeginnerdiplomabc
Nɬeʔkepmxcín, Nsyilxcn or St’át’imc Language FluencyNłeʔkepmxcín, Nsyilxcən, St̓át̓imcetsLillooet, Okanagan, ThompsonAdvancedBachelor's DegreeUniversity of British Columbia OkanaganKelownaBCBritish ColumbiaDegree transfer program with initial years at Nicola Valey Institute of Technology. ccgs.ok.ubc.ca/undergraduate/interiorsalishlanguages/lillooet okanagan thompsonadvancedbachelors-degreebc
Nunavik Sivunitsavut College ProgramInuktitutInuktitutBeginnerCourse creditNunavik Sivunitavut WestmountQCQuebec Includes Inuktitut language instruction in both semesters, with focus on connection to identity and worldview. sivunitsavut.ca/courses/#1543958373367-a7848d8b-9234inuktitutbeginnercourse-creditqc
Nunavut Teacher Education InuktitutInuktitutAdvancedBachelor's DegreeNunavut Arctic CollegeIqaluitNUNunavutAssociated with Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN).www.arcticcollege.com/educationinuktitutadvancedbachelors-degreenu
Ogwehoweh Identify and Cultural Awareness Onyota'a;kaOneidaBeginnerN/AOgwehoweh Skills and Trades Training CentreOhswekenONOntario Introduction to principles of the Root Theory and Methodology of Ukwehuwe'neha. osttc.com/program/ogwehoweh-identity-cultural-awareness-program/oneidabeginnern-aon
Oneida Language Immersion, Culture, and TeachingOnyota'a;kaOneidaBeginnerDiplomaFanshawe CollegeLondonONOntario Offered in the Onedia Nation of the Thames Community and online for distance students. Onyota'a;ka language assessment rquired.www.fanshawec.ca/programs/oni1-oneida-language-immersion-culture-and-teaching/nextoneidabeginnerdiplomaon
PigiarvikInuktutInuktutBeginnerN/APirurvikIqaluitNUNunavutImmersive teaching style. www.pirurvik.ca/pigiarvikinuktutbeginnern-anu
QimattuvikInuktutInuktutIntermediateCertificatePirurvikIqaluitNUNunavutAssociated with the University of Victoria.www.pirurvik.ca/register-qimattuvikinuktutintermediatecertificatenu
Sechelt Nation Language and Culture SháshíshálhemSecheltBeginnerCertificateCapilano UniversityVancouverBCBritish ColumbiaTaught from a Sechelt perspective and is aimed at current and future Sechelt language teachers.www.capilanou.ca/programs--courses/program-profiles/sechelt-nation-language-and-culture-certificate/secheltbeginnercertificatebc
Short Undergraduate Intervention Program in Learning an Indigenous Language InnuInnuBeginnerCourse creditUniversity of Québec at Chicoutimi ChicoutimiQCQuebecDesigned for urgent training in Indigenous languages.www.uqac.ca/programme/0544-prog-court-dinterv-en-apprentis-dune-langue-autochtone/innubeginnercourse-creditqc
Squamish Language Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchimSquamishBeginnerCourse creditCapilano UniversityVancouverBCBritish ColumbiaComponenets of language and linguistics.www.capilanou.ca/programs--courses/courses/fnlg-100---the-squamish-language-i/squamishbeginnercourse-creditbc
Stó:lō Studies Halq'eméylemUpriver HalkomelemBeginnerCertificateUniversity of the Fraser ValleyAbbotsfordBCBritish ColumbiaCertified by the Halq'eméylem Language Authority.www.ufv.ca/indigenous-studies/program/stolo-studies/upriver-halkomelembeginnercertificatebc
Teacher of Indigenous Language as a Second LanguageAnishinaabemowin, Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫˀ, ininímowin, Kanien'kéha, LunaapeCayuga, Lunaape, Mohawk, Ojibwe, Swampy CreeFluentCertificateNipissing UniversityNorth BayONOntarioEarns qualification from Ontario College of Teachers as an Indigenous language teacher for K-12.www.nipissingu.ca/academics/schulich-school-education/indigenous-programs/tilslcayuga lunaape mohawk ojibwe swampy-creefluentcertificateon
Teaching Algonquian Language nehirâmowinAtikamekwBeginnerCourse creditUniversity of Québec at Trois-Riviéres Trois-Riviéres QCQuebecIncludes development of Algonquian language skills for application in a teaching context. programmes.uqac.ca/7LAM101atikamekwbeginnercourse-creditqc
Teaching CayugaGayogo̱hó꞉nǫˀCayugaFluentAdditional QualificationSix Nations PolytechnicBrantfordONOntarioFor those certified or eligible to be certified by the Ontario College of Teachers.www.snpolytechnic.com/program/teaching-cayugacayugafluentadditional-qualificationon
Teaching Indigenous Languages for VitalityAvailable in any languageAvailable in any languageIntermediateCertificateUniversity of WinnipegWinnipegMBManitoba Focus on innovative revitalization-based teaching methods. Applicable to any language, commonly applied to Cree, Michif, or Ojibwe.www.uwinnipeg.ca/indigenous/indigenous-languages/teaching-indigenous-language.htmlanyintermediatecertificatemb
Teaching ininímowinininímowinSwampy CreeIntermediateCertificateUniversity College of the NorthThe PasMBManitobaCommunity-based, hands-on language acquisition and training to teach.www.ucn.ca/cti/swampy-creeintermediatecertificatemb
Teaching MohawkKanien'kéhaMohawkFluentAdditional QualificationSix Nations PolytechnicBrantfordONOntarioFor those certified or eligible to be certified by the Ontario College of Teachers.www.snpolytechnic.com/program/teaching-mohawkmohawkfluentadditional-qualificationon
Teaching OjibweAnishinaabemowinOjibweFluentAdditional QualificationSix Nations PolytechnicBrantfordONOntarioFor those certified or eligible to be certified by the Ontario College of Teachers.www.snpolytechnic.com/program/teaching-ojibweojibwefluentadditional-qualificationon
Tłı̨chǫ as a Second Language Tłı̨chǫTlichoBeginnerCourse creditCollège Nordique FrancophoneYellowknifeNTNorthwest TerritoriesFor French speakers.www.cnordique.ca/cours/tlicho-langue-secondetlichobeginnercourse-creditnt
Wabanaki Bachelor of Education Mi'kmaq, WolastoqeyMi'kmaq, WolastoqeyBeginnerBachelor's DegreeUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonNBNew BrunswickSpecialization in Wabanaki languages, culture, and worldviews through involvement of Indigenous Elders and Knowledge keepers.www.unb.ca/mwc/programs/wabanaki-bed.htmlmikmaq wolastoqeybeginnerbachelors-degreenb

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