Welcome to Cura.innu-aimun.ca

Cura.innu-aimun.ca is the archival version of the first innu-aimun.ca website, and was created to celebrate the Innu language and culture and to share a wide range of Innu language resources, in particular those created under the auspices of the Innu Language CURA Project from 2005-2019. It is the result of a joint partnership between the Linguistics Department at Memorial University, the School of Linguistics and Language Studies at Carleton University, the Labrador Innu School Board (Mamu Tshishkutamashutau – Innu Education) and the Quebec Innu organization Institut Tshakapesh.

In 2019, a new Innu-aimun: Language resources website (innu-aimun.ca) was created to replace this one and to integrate additional resources developed through other projects. The new site was created with the vision of being a place where teachers, students, translators, linguists, and anyone interested in the Innu language can access a wide range of resources in and about Innu.


Archival Posts

December 21, 2018 – Happy news on the Solstice! The new Innu dictionary app has been published and is available on iTunes!
This new release fixes technical problems that have arisen since the previous version (2014) and offers enhanced content, updated by the 2018 editorial team, including example sentences translated into English and French.Tshima minu-nipaiamiaiekᵘ kie minu-utinamekᵘ ussi-pipun 2019!

November 2018 -The 2nd edition of the Innu Resources catalogue includes more than 40 new resources. Mostly of these have been recently produced, but some are valuable older materials that were not included the 1st edition.

August 2018 – Check out the Algonquian Terminology Forum (an online tool for speakers, translators/interpreters, contributors and linguists), which includes Innu vocabulary that is not in the dictionary, including words in the fields of justice, health, technology, environment, grammar, sports, and more.
December 2016 – Innu Tshissenitamun (MTIE Curriculum update newsletter)
Curriculum newsletter update
October 2016 – Catalogue of Innu Resources
Innu Resources Cover, Front

More Background Information

This website was initially launched as part of the 5-year SSHRC CURA grant “Knowledge and Human Resources for Innu Language Development”, which ran from 2005-2010 and was a joint partnership between the Linguistics Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland the Innu of Labrador and Quebec.

Thanks to continued funding from organizations including Mamu Tshishkutamashutau / Innu Education (MTIE), l’Institut Tshakapesh, the Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation (SIFN), and others, even though the CURA project has ended, projects devoted to the revitalization and maintenance of the Innu language continue under the new name “Innu Language Project” in the Linguistics Department at Memorial University and at Carleton University.

These efforts have included  the development of the Innu-English-French Dictionary, curriculum materials (including Innu language children’s books), glossaries for workplace vocabulary, and the adaptation of some of these resources for modern technology, including language apps for smartphones and tablets, online language resources (e.g., interactive Innu language games and lessons), and a newly updated version of this website.

With generous and continued support from various organizations, most notably Mamu Tshishkutamashutau – Innu Education Inc., the Innu Language Project is continuing to expand and improve upon the resources already in existence and to create new Innu-language materials.


(C) 2005 Darrell Curl
‘Brook on the road to Sheshatshiu’


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