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Centre for Research & Teaching of Native Languages

The Centre for Research and Teaching of Native Languages is committed to gathering Indigenous language material in text, audio and video formats. The Centre publishes monograph series of scholarly studies of text and discourse in Native languages, sponsors conferences and workshops and maintains a library of research materials on Canadian Native Languages emphasizing unpublished materials. Special projects that have been completed under the auspices of the Centre include teaching materials, dictionaries, and other language materials for use by Canadian Native groups. Students have access to these materials to support their personal and academic interests in learning Indigenous languages. The collection has materials in Algonquin, Cayuga, Cree, Delaware, Inuk, Mohawk, Odawa/Ojibwa, Oneida and Tuscarora - to name only a few.

Indigenous Services' Learning Resource Centre (LRC)

The Indigenous Services' Learning Resource Centre is located in the Student Services building in Room 2100. Here Indigenous students have access to a computer lab with printing, photocopying, scanning and faxing services. There is a toll free telephone for outgoing and incoming telephone calls. Also available are large study tables, comfortable chairs/coffee table and full kitchen facilities with a stove, fridge, sink, coffee pot, microwave, toaster, etc. There is also a quiet study room where one can study.

Students may contact Indigenous Services to gain access to the LRC from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. At the LRC, students can sign up for workshops, meet with the Visiting Elders/Wisdom Keepers, make counseling appointments, explore Indigenous related career opportunities, locate and meet with employers and seek out educational resources and directories.

The Centre also serves as a site for Indigenous students and local Indigenous community members to interact and share their opinions and life experiences with respect to Indigenous people. The LRC is also home to the First Nations' Students Association