Indigenous Languages Laboratory and Archive

  • The Indigenous Languages Laboratory and Archive (ILLA) offers a welcoming and comfortable space for students, faculty, and staff doing research on various Indigenous languages, including Dene, Innu-aimun and Inuktitut. It houses an extensive collection of books and audio-visual materials related to several Indigenous languages, including Dene, Inuktitut, Algonquian languages (e.g., Innu-aimun, Cree, and Mi’kmaq), and Iroquoian languages (e.g., Cayuga and Mohawk). It also holds academic and curriculum resources, including materials on Indigenous education and literacy. A library listing of the ILLA collections can be found here.
  • In addition to its library and archive, ILLA facilitates collaborative projects between university researchers and Indigenous organizations, contributing to the development and accessibility of Indigenous language materials. Outcomes of such collaborations include the creation of four comprehensive pan-dialectal Innu dictionaries documenting primarily traditional vocabulary and an online, multimedia linguistic atlas of Algonquian languages, as well as the development of mobile apps, children’s books, online interactive language exercises, and specific workplace vocabularies for use in training and practice of interpreters and translators.
Contact information 
  • Coordinator: Sarah Perry
  • Phone: 864-3391
Services (Innu-aimun, Inuttut/Inuktitut)
  • The Indigenous Languages Laboratory and Archive offers an at-cost service for Innu-aimun, East Cree, Naskapi, and Inuttut/Inuktitut publications, which are based on results from our research projects. This service is coordinated by Professor Emerita Dr. Marguerite MacKenzie
Ongoing projects