Indigenous Language Revitalization

First Nation Public Libraries are an essential resource for communities to revitalize Indigenous languages through programming and collections. The First Nation Language Portal offers online resources for all public libraries to use for community engagement, public programming, and collections development.

The Province of Ontario has over 13 distinct Indigenous languages that are in the process of being revitalized. The overarching languages are Anishinaabemowin, Haudenosaunee, Cree, Oji-Cree, and Algonquin. Each overarching language has subsets of unique dialects that are distinct to each community.