Welcome to the Innu Language Website

The aim of Innu-aimun.ca is to celebrate Innu language and culture and to share a wide range of Innu language resources created under the auspices of the Innu Language Project, as well as other Innu language resources.

This website is the result of a joint partnership between the Linguistics Department at Memorial University, the School of Linguistics and Language Studies at Carleton University, the Labrador Innu School Board (Mamu Tshishkutamashutau – Innu Education) and the Quebec Innu organization Institut Tshakapesh.

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February 5, 2014 – An updated version of the Innu Dictionary App for Android devices is now available for download from Google Play. The updated iOS version will be available soon.
 
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October 17, 2013 - Innu Dictionary Apps: Download the Innu Dictionary Apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android Devices.

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October 2013 – The print versions of the Innu-English and English-Innu dictionaries are now for sale online at lulu.com.
 
Innu-English: http://www.lulu.com/product/21107887
 
English-Innu: http://www.lulu.com/product/21107903
 
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June 2013 – We are currently working on improvements and updates to the website. As a result, errors and/or broken links may occur, and it is possible that some of the information given on the site may be outdated.
 
Your patience and understanding during this process are greatly appreciated. Please contact us with comments or suggestions at: innulang@mun.ca

 

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More Background Information

The website was initially launched as part of the 5-year SSHRC CURA grant “Knowledge and Human Resources for Innu Language Development”, which ran from 2005-2010 and was a joint partnership between the Linguistics Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland the Innu of Labrador and Quebec.

Thanks to continued funding from organizations including Mamu Tshishkutamashutau / Innu Education (MTIE), l’Institut Tshakapesh, the Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation (SIFN), and others, even though the CURA project has ended, projects devoted to the revitalization and maintenance of the Innu language continue under the new name “Innu Language Project” in the Linguistics Department at Memorial University.

These efforts have included  the development of the Innu-English-French Dictionary, curriculum materials (including Innu language children’s books), glossaries for workplace vocabulary, and the adaptation of some of these resources for modern technology, including language apps for smartphones and tablets, online language resources (e.g., interactive Innu language games and lessons), and a newly updated version of this website.

With generous and continued support from various organizations, most notably Mamu Tshishkutamashutau – Innu Education Inc., the Innu Language Project is continuing to expand and improve upon the resources already in existence and to create new Innu-language materials.

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If you have any suggestions or notice any mistakes on this website, please email us at: innulang@mun.ca

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‘Brook on the road to Sheshatshiu’

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Last Updated: February 5, 2014

Send questions or comments to: innulang@mun.ca

All materials on this website have been posted with appropriate permission