Indigenous Languages



aboriginal-language-canada.jpgFirst Voices​

FirstVoices is a suite of web-based tools and services designed to support Aboriginal people engaged in language archiving, language teaching & culture revitalization. The FirstVoices Language Archive contains thousands of text entries in many diverse Aboriginal writing systems, enhanced with sounds, pictures and videos.

mih-june-5.jpgApps For Learning An Indigenous Language

"While technology cannot fully replace group or in-person interactions for language learning, they are a useful tool for learning vocabulary, usage, and pronunciation. To help on your language-learning journey, we’ve compiled a list of Indigenous language apps to supplement classes and conversations and to help you start to think outside the English box."



west-coast-BC-hr.jpg​First Peoples' Language Map of B.C.​​

British Columbia is home to 203 First Nations communities and an amazing diversity of Indigenous languages; approximately 60% of the First Nations languages of Canada are spoken in B.C. You can access indexes of all the languages, First Nations and Community Champions through the top navigation on all pages of this website.


image02.jpgIndigenous Languages of British Columbia​​

There are many Indigenous languages of British Columbia for which curriculum have been developed and Ministry approved through the provincial Languages Template development process. Please contact the respective school district or copyright holder for information and copies of the curriculum document.​


01.jpgIndigenous Storybooks Canada​

Indigenous Storybooks Canada is designed specifically for children, families, community members, and educators. Inspired by the open-licensed stories from Little Cree Books, this project aims to make the text, images, and audio of stories available in Indigenous languages as well as English, French, and the most widely spoken immigrant and refugee languages of Canada. Share and enjoy!


In this powerful talk, Kwak'wala language teacher Joye Walkus passionately shows the cultural and spiritual significance of saving indigenous languages and culture for future generations.