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Education - Indigenous Education, including Language Revitalization

JÁN ÍY, C̸ENS TÁĆEL HÁLE. ÍY SȻÁĆEL A welcome to students studying topics in Indigenous education


It is very good you have arrived.  Welcome all!

ÍY SȻÁĆEL Indigenous Education Students.

This introductory resource guide is for UVic Faculty of Education students looking for supplementary resources held by UVic Libraries on the topic of Indigenous Education.  This guide has a particular research focus on Indigenous Language Revitalization to support UVic graduate students enrolled in the Masters of Indigenous Language Revitalization.  Let me know if you have recommendations for additional resources to be listed on this guide.

Pia Russell ŦE NE SNÁ, my name is Pia Russell and I am the Education and Children’s Literature Librarian at UVic Libraries.  If you need help with your library research, please get in touch. You can find me in my office at the McPherson Library. You can also book an appointment with me (, 250-721-8259). It would be a pleasure to meet with you and chat about your research questions.  If your question is urgent and you cannot find me, one of my librarian colleagues at the main Research Help desk in McPherson Library would be pleased to assist you (, 250-721-8274). HÍ,SW̱ḴE SI,IÁM.

There are many videos on indigenous education research uploaded on youtube, below are some of my recommendations.  Be sure to also ask your instructor or supervisor for their suggestions.

Introductory Video clip--UBC Forum on Endangered Languages

Sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the UBC Museum of Anthropology. This panel followed a screening of Banchi Hanuse's film 'Cry Rock'.  Panelists included Candace Galla, David Nathan, Mark Turin, Clyde Tallio and the panel was chaired by Kate Hennessy.

Introductory Video Clip--Dr. Conor McDonough Quinn

Dr. Conor McDonough Quinn is an endangered language revitalization worker and has some interesting thoughts on language learning. 

Introductory Video Clip--Prof. Leanne Hinton

For a sense of international research trends, have a look at this presentation on indigenous language revitalization in Australia.  Leanne Hinton spoke at the Australia's National University.  Leanne Hinton is a Professor Emeritus from the University of California at Berkeley.  She is currently a visiting Professor at ANU.  Her work is described on the Master-Apprentice training program website.  

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