Introducing the 2023-2024 cohort in the Indigenous Language Revitalization Program – McGill Reporter

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September 28, 2023

“These programs are really important and timely because, in Canada, there’s a growing group of young people working to learn Indigenous languages as second languages,” says Professor Jessica Coon

The Faculty of Arts’ Ad Hoc graduate program in Indigenous Language Revitalization has welcomed a new cohort of students, MA students Cameron Adams and Kanontienéntha’ Brass, and PhD student Mary Onwá:ri Tekahawáhkwen McDonald.

The new program is designed to provide students with the necessary space and tools to help them lead community-centered efforts to maintain, document, and reclaim their communities’ language through interdisciplinary approaches.

Interdisciplinary approach to Indigenous language revitalization

Developed by professors Noelani Arista, Jessica Coon and James Crippen, the program in part addresses McGill’s 2017 Provost Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education, which included Language Revitalization and Documentation in its Calls to Action. Each professors’ area of expertise and knowledge will help guide the students as they realize their research projects.

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