First Nations Language Centre

The First Nations Language Centre uses an integrated approach to research in language revitalization. The objectives of the First Nations Language Centre will be to collaborate with specific First Nations language communities and their organizations.

For a full list of the objectives of the Centre, please visit the Centre's main website:

The Centre maintains and develops ongoing partnerships with First Nations communities engaged in language revitalization efforts.


The Centre's key roles include:

  • Providing academic support for community-based efforts to revitalize seriously endangered languages in First Nations communities throughout British Columbia and neighbouring areas.

  • Offer research expertise with a focus on First Nations language revitalization theory and practice in communities; support language curriculum development, and facilitate research in the applied and descriptive linguistics of critically endangered languages.

  • Facilitate communication between First Nations communities and Simon Fraser University.