National Research Council’s Indigenous Languages Technology (ILT) RFP project


The National Research Council’s Indigenous Languages Technology (ILT) project has a core mandate to develop language technology for Indigenous languages in Canada in collaboration with Indigenous stakeholders.

 The NRC ILT is soliciting proposals to fund projects related to language technology for Indigenous languages spoken in Canada. The funding may be applied to a broad range of projects. Some eligible examples are refining existing technologies for Indigenous languages in Canada, developing new ones, collecting data to support these technologies, and assisting communities in the development of language learning methodologies and assistive technologies.

 It is anticipated that most successful proposals will receive funding in the range $100,000 - $300,000, though proposals of exceptional merit requesting funding outside this range may be considered. The funding period is short: it begins one month after issuance of this request and ends on March 31, 2020.

 Applications must be received by April 31, 2019. 

Proposals will be evaluated by the NRC project team and the Indigenous Advisory Committee on the basis of the criteria described above. Decisions will be sent to applicants by May 20, 2019.

WRFN RFP Seeking Project Manager/ Team

WRFN RFP Seeking Project Manager/ Team

Project Management Proposals for Phase 3 April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020

WRFN is seeking a Project Manager or Team (preferably including a Yukon First Nation person) to work with the Language Revitalization Working Group (LRWG) to manage Phase 3 of the WRFN Language Revitalization Project (LR Project). The contractor(s) will report to the WRFN Executive Director. The professional fee amount allocated for the Project Manager or Team including travel is $64,500.

AABC Archivist's Toolkit Updated!

Wanting to look for more resources on archives and records management in the New Year? You’re in luck! The Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC) just updated their resource toolkit for everyone to use. Take a look at what they have to offer here:

What a Mountainous Success!

Last week we engaged a great number of archivists and records managers from First Nation Communities and Organizations in Yukon as well as on an international scale to our first YCA Summit on Archives in the Yukon!

We speakers even had the opportunity to be interviewed and broadcasted on the Radio!

We want to thank everyone who participated and helped to make this first conference a success!

What happened after the Summit?

After the Summit we took Guest Speakers Marnie Burnham (LAC Vancouver Regional Manager), Melissa Adams (UBCIC Archivist) and Erica Hernandez-Read (UNBC Researcher/Archivist) for a tour of some of Yukon’s Community Archives.

Our first stop dropped us off to see the Yukon Native Language Centre with their new Archivist Angela Code, then we headed over to the Yukon Archives where Territorial Archivist David Schlosser and Yukon Archives Staff took the speakers on a 30-minute quick tour of the facilities.

Afterwards, the group went downtown for a short tour at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre with Carolyn Harris before visiting the Old Fire Hall Market for some souvenir. A quick fuel up at Antoinette’s for lunch got us ready to travel out to Carcross for a tour of the Carcross Tagish First Nation Learning Centre, unfortunately at this point we had to bid farewell to Marnie as she had to catch her plane later that evening. But we promised to take lovely photos to show her! in Carcross, Derek Grose took the ladies on an extensive tour of the learning centre and the new archives storage room where we then set off for a quick chat with Master carver Keith-Wolfe-Smarch in his studio.

CTFN Archives with Derek Grose

CTFN Archives with Derek Grose

CTFN: Outside of Keith Wolfe-Smarch’s Studio

CTFN: Outside of Keith Wolfe-Smarch’s Studio

The next day, we all headed out with a Starbucks coffee in one hand to Haines Junction to visit the Champagne & Aishihik Archives Facility and join in on the mountain festival as well.

Sheila Greer, Erica Hernandez-Read & Melissa Adams viewing the large Atlas at the Da Ku Cultural Centre.

Sheila Greer, Erica Hernandez-Read & Melissa Adams viewing the large Atlas at the Da Ku Cultural Centre.

All in all, it was a great trip out and we had tons of fun travelling together! YCA looks forward in having Marnie, Erica, and Melissa back up to see more of Yukon!

Position Available: Records Manager


The Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council(NNTC) has an exciting opportunity for a detail-oriented team player to join our team. We are embarking on a new journey that consists of wrapping up our development and will begin implementation of our Digital Asset Management(DAM) system. We require someone with ICRM Certification and a member of ARMA Vancouver in good standing. If you have many of the characteristics and skills we have listed below, we want to hear from you.

2019-2020 Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Opportunities

The American Philosophical Society invites applications for predoctoral, postdoctoral, and short-term research fellowships and internships from scholars at all stages of their careers, especially Native American scholars in training, tribal college and university faculty members, and other scholars working closely with Native communities on projects in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields and disciplines. These funding opportunities are supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI). Fellows and interns will be associated with the APS’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), which promotes greater collaboration among scholars, archives, and Indigenous communities.

Upcoming DHCP Call for Proposals

Thank you for contacting the Documentary Heritage Communities Program!  We will reply to your message within 3 business days. We are working hard to prepare for the upcoming DHCP Call for Proposals, to be launched in late October 2018. Please check our website for updates and program information.

NEW! We are also hosting a Seminar for the Documentary Heritage Community on November 6. Find out more on our website.  

We look forward to receiving your application!

The DHCP Team