Teach Indigenous Languages (Ojibwe, Cree, Oji-Cree)


Anishinaabemowik is an umbrella for Indigenous language programs. Situated within Keewatinase Department of Indigenous Education, we support Indigenous languages regionally and nationally. Our programs contribute to language revitalization through several teacher education programs and Indigenous language courses.

Indigenous Language Teacher Diploma (ILTD)

The Indigenous Language Teacher Diploma (ILTD) program provides fluent speakers of Algonquian languages (Ojibwe, Cree, Oji-Cree) with the skills and credentials to teach Native Language as a Second Language in primary/secondary schools in Ontario. Upon successful completion of the ILTD program students will be recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers. The ILTD program has been providing fluent speakers an alternative path to teacher certification since 1981.

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Program Structure & Courses

Year 1

  • Algonquian 1212 Oral Algonquian Structure Part 1
  • Education 1351 NASL Methods Part 1
  • Education 1571 Introduction to Teaching
  • Education 0190 Student Teaching

 Year 2


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Get in touch:

Administrative Assistant
Anishinaabemowik- Indigenous Language Teacher’s Diploma
Faculty of Education, Lakehead University
Email: alp.admin.educ@lakeheadu.ca
Phone: (807) 343-8010 ext. 8542

Program Coordinator
Anishinaabemowik-Indigenous Language Teacher’s Diploma
Faculty of Education, Lakehead University
Email: alp.coord.educ@lakeheadu.ca
Phone: (807) 343-8010 ext. 8003