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

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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.

https://nrc.canada.ca/en/research-development/research-collaboration/programs/canadian-indigenous-languages-technology-project

Let's Welcome New Archivists to the Land of the Midnight Sun!

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Joining our team of archivists here in the North are….

  1. Carrey Isaak:

    • Bio: Carey Isaak, graduate of the University of Manitoba Archival Studies program has worked in various archival/heritage institutes across Western Canada for the last twenty years. He is currently working for the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) on a one year project to describe and re-house its vast and unique collection of archival material.

    Carrey is working on the CYFN fonds with Peggy D’Orsay, Donna Darbyshire and Kaylin Horassi.

  2. Nancy Vanden-Eykel:

    • Bio: When people ask me where I’m from, I usually respond by asking originally or most recently?  For the first time in almost 20 years, the answer to those two questions is the same.  I grew up in New Westminster, BC and have worked all over Canada, including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Alberta, Ontario and then I headed back to BC for four months before being hired as the Archivist at CAFN.  I am thrilled to add the Yukon Territory to my list of places I’ve lived and being able to put my skills and training to work for the Heritage, Lands and Resources department at CAFN delights me.  One of the things my strange and twisty life has provided me is a wide variety of skills and experiences.  In addition to holding a Masters in Library and Information Sciences from Western University, I also hold a Bachelors in English Literature from Ambrose University and a Diploma in Broadcast Communications – Radio from British Columbia Institute of Technology.  I’m very grateful for the opportunity to live and work in Haines Junction, serving CAFN as Archivist and providing information management support.

    Nancy will be working at the Da Ku Cultural Centre on CAFN Archives and Records Management for 9 months.

  3. Angela Code: Yukon Native Language Centre

    • Bio: I am a member of the Sayisi Dene First Nation. I am originally from Tadoule Lake, MB but have lived in Yukon for many years. I am passionate about Indigenous language and culture revitalization. I am excited about starting this new job and am excited for all the amazing, creative projects that will come out of this work.