Lakehead launches 10-year Indigenous language revitalization plan

April 22, 2022
Lakehead University has announced that it is embarking on a 10-year initiative to revitalize Indigenous languages in and around the institution. “This plan is designed to provide institutional support for students, faculty, staff and Indigenous partner communities for language revitalization,” said Lakehead graduate student and plan author Vicki Monague. “It supports the development of fully fluent Indigenous speakers and will result in systemic support for linguistic and cultural justice for Indigenous Peoples.” The university will spend its first year consulting with the community before rolling out its 5-year and 10-year goals, which will include the creation of Indigenous-language immersion houses on campus and the development of immersion curriculum with First Nations elementary schools. LakeheadU | TBNewsWatch (ON)