Welcome to the Innu Language Website
Innu-aimun.ca aims to celebrate the Innu language and culture and to share a wide range of Innu language resources, in particular those created under the auspices of the Innu Language Project.
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.
May 2015 – A website of Innu Verb Conjugations is available Here. November 2014 – The Android version of the Innu Medical Glossary app is now available as a free download from Google Play. September 2014 – The Innu Medical Glossary app is now available on iTunes. (Android version coming soon to the Google Play Store.) Innu Dictionary App for iOS devices is now available on iTunes. February 2014 – An updated version of the Innu Dictionary App for Android devices is now available for download from Google Play. _____________________________________________________________________
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.
If you have any suggestions or notice any mistakes on this website, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
(C) 2005 Darrell Curl
‘Brook on the road to Sheshatshiu’
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