Knowledge and Human Resources for Innu Language Development is a 5 year CURA (Community University Research Alliance) project funded by SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council), with additional assistance being provided by the following partner organizations:
Memorial University; the Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation (SIFN); the Innu Nation; Innu Child, Youth and Family Services Initiative; NL Legal Aid Commission; Social Health Services Department; Institut culturel et éducatif montagnais (ICEM); Labrador Legal Services; and Carleton University.
What is the aim of the CURA Project?
Under the direction of Principal Investigator Dr. Marguerite MacKenzie, this project aims to consolidate and extend existing linguistic documentation and applied materials for the language of the Innu, as well as to link and build on virtually all basic and applied research on Innu-aimun, making it accessible to community members and others in various forms (e.g., literacy training, the Internet). It also seeks to provide sophisticated print and electronic facilities for modern communication in Innu-aimun, and to collaborate with and train Innu community members for on-going development in local linguistic research, literacy teaching and development, pedagogy, interpreting and translating, media (radio, print), and community leadership in research.