NOW OPEN: The Aboriginal Languages Initiative

HaAboriginal language fundingppy New Year, Funds Fans 🙂  Some good news for Aboriginal language practitioners and teachers from all over Canada. NOW OPEN:  The Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) supports the preservation and revitalization of Aboriginal languages for the benefit of Aboriginal peoples and other Canadians.  Grants range from $25,000 to $35,000.  Deadline: February 6th, 2014. Projects may begin on or after July 1, 2014 and must be finished by March 31, 2015.  Expected results of the ALI program include:

  • Aboriginal people have access to community-based projects and activities that support the preservation and revitalization of Aboriginal languages and cultures;
  • Aboriginal communities are assisted in their efforts to enhance languages and cultures; and
  • Aboriginal languages and cultures are preserved and enhanced as living cultures.

The Department of Canadian Heritage recognizes that initiatives that aim to preserve and revitalize Aboriginal languages must be flexible and responsive to the broad range of community needs, goals, and priorities, and that a concreted effort will be required to achieve the objective stated above. Eligible Recipients include: Not-for-profit Aboriginal organizations, societies and community groups; Aboriginal service delivery and voluntary organizations; Aboriginal academic institutions (does not include development of regular curriculum) Aboriginal cultural, educational and recreational organizations/centres; Aboriginal youth and women’s organizations; and Where there exists an absence of an Aboriginal organization(s), non-Aboriginal organizations in a clearly defined partnership with Aboriginal organizations or Aboriginal advisory committees.

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