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Indigenous Research Guide

Transparent Languages

Humber students and employees have access to the language learning database Transparent, which includes learning streams for Cree, Dakota, Oji-Cree, and three dialects of Ojibwe. Access using this link and follow these intructions:

  1. Using the link above, login using Humber credentials.
  2. Create an account. 
  3. Select a language to begin. Video tutorials on how to use the database can be found using this link.
  4. For the Transparent Languages mobile app, click here.

Language Lessons and Learning

  • 7000 Languages
    • 7000 Languages is a non-profit that creates free language-learning software for communities worldwide that partners with Indigenous, minority, and refugee communities who want to create such software. Language learning courses on offer include Cree, Ojibwe, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and more.
  • Anishinaabemodaa- Ojibwe Language Website
    • This site is a collaborative Anishinaabe language revitalization effort. The collaboration was started in 2010; the result of a Minnesota Indian Affairs language revitalization grant.
  • FirstVoices
    • FirstVoices is a suite of web-based tools and services designed to support Indigenous people engaged in language archiving, language teaching and culture revitalization. The site is also useful for non-indigenous people who want to dip their toes into learning and learning about various indigenous languages in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • Learn Anishinaabemowin
    • Interactive Anishinaabemowin website with many resources, including lessons, vocubulary, cultural resources, interactive teachings and companion CD-ROMs
  • Language Geek
    • Languagegeek is dedicated to the promotion of indigenous languages - primarily those of North America. By providing the tools which speakers, educators, and learners can use to communicate on-line or in print, the realm of computers will no longer be the sole domain of the few global languages. Whether it be e-mails, web pages, or word processing, computers have the potential to be a powerful means to level the playing field among all of the world's languages.
  • OmniGlot
    • Omniglot is an encyclopedia of writing systems and languages. The site also has guides on how to learn languages and find a language tutor.


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