Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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New Certificate in Indigenous Languages and Cultures

The Department of Languages, Literatures is pleased to announce a new Certificate in Indigenous Languages and Cultures. 

The creation of this certificate program supports the recommendations of both the national Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report and Queen’s own TRC task force report, both of which call for the creation of “credentialed Indigenous language programs” at post-secondary institutions.  The Certificate builds on current offerings already in place within the department and also builds on two successful curricular initiatives within the department: the minor  in World Language Studies and the minor Concentration in Indigenous Studies.The Certificate of Indigenous Languages and Cultures will provide an introduction to Mohawk, Inuktitut, and the Anishinaabe languages. In addition to helping students recognize the three languages and grasp them at a beginner level, the certificate will also include exposure to Indigenous ceremonies, traditions, and contemporary issues. For instance, weather permitting, each Anishinaabemowin class begins with a smudging ceremony held outside Kingston Hall. 

For more information such as Certificate structure, please visit Certificate page or contact the Department at llcu@queensu.ca