Indigenous Languages Component

What is ILC?

Indigenous Languages Component (ILC) is a Canadian Heritage funding program administered by Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey (MK) for Nova Scotia applicants. MK is responsible to oversee the management and administration of the ILC programming element in a fair, open and transparent manner that respects the ILC application requirements.

The goal of this program is to support community-based projects that contribute to the strengthening of Indigenous cultural identity as well as the preservation and revitalization of the Mi’kmaw language.

Four Streams...

There are four streams of ILC projects. Applicants can address one stream as their main focus of their activity or a combination of up to 3 project streams. The eligible project types are:


Community Based Language Projects


Mentor and Apprentice Program


Language Resource Development


Cultural Development

Previous Recipients

Check out some of previous recipients and participants in the ILC program! To join our list of participants, apply during the next available funding period!

Documents & Deadlines

Applications for 2024-2025 projects are due by March 15, 2024