Our mission is to provide opportunities for university accredited undergraduate and graduate studies in language and literacy education with a primary focus on supporting Indigenous language revitalization in First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities.
- Indigenous Language Instructors Studies (ILIS), a set of courses specializing in Indigenous language teaching and learning,
- Indigenous Language Leadership Awards for teachers with a B.Ed. who want to develop skills in Indigenous language pedagogy and to explore graduate level studies in language and literacy,
- The Young Indigenous Women’s Circle of Leadership (YIWCL), providing intergenerational transmission of language learning in a program designed for the young women to develop as Indigenous language activists, and most importantly,
- We infuse our CILLES activities with Elders who offer us access to the Indigenous knowledge systems that they embody. We strive to offer a dynamic program of study in Indigenous language revitalization that respects Indigenous knowledge, research and practices.