Indigenous Language Instructor's Program

Programs to Help you Find your Voice

As part of the Department of Aboriginal Education, our Indigenous Language Instructor’s Program (ILIP) works to make learning and instructing an Algonquian language (Cree, Oji-Cree and Ojibwe) accessible to Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners.  We offer many programs that help you to use or teach an Algonquian language effectively.

Our Indigenous language programs help you to learn an Algonquian language but also to learn about it's cultural, historical, and sociological importance.  Once you complete our Indigenous language teacher program, you will have the increased skills to write and speak an Algonquian language fluently and the qualifications to teach the language to others.

Our Indigenous Language Programs

For information about our Indigenous language programs such as their requirements, required courses, fees as well as how to apply, please use the following resources:

  • Indigenous Language Instructors’ Program (ILIP) now referred to as the Indigenous Language Teacher's Diploma Program (ILTD) - Our ILTD program includes July courses that can lead to registration and qualification to teach Algonquian languages with the Ontario College of Teachers. This program has an 80-day teaching practicum requirement. 
  • Indigenous Language Program (Certificate) - This program can help you to learn an Algonquian language, add an Indigenous Languages Specialist Certificate to your degree, or allow you to pursue a minor in an Algonquian language.

To apply into the ILTD program, please contact our office directly at ilip@lakeheadu.ca