Northern Oral Language and Writing Through Play


Built on previous project (2013–2020), the Northern Oral Language and Writing through Play (NOW Play) partnership has expanded to include early childhood educators, teachers, parents/caregivers and community members from Indigenous communities, as well as university researchers in Canada, New Zealand and Sweden. Our goals are to:

  • improve Indigenous children’s educational achievement and enhance their Indigenous language and cultural knowledge;
  • contribute to theory in Indigenous education, early childhood education, and language and literacy learning and pedagogy;
  • strengthen and sustain research and teaching capacity in northern Indigenous communities

Our website introduces you to our team and the ongoing work of the NOW Play project, from its early days to the present.


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