"This resource was created as a product of a research project Best Practice in Accent Training for Indigenous Actors, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant. Developed by principle investigator Eric Armstrong (York University) and co-investigator Shannon Vickers (University of Winnipeg), the project aimed to serve the Indigenous performing arts community to identify its experiences, needs and wants with regards to accent training and performance, and suitable resources to facilitate that training. To that end, the investigators ran a series of focus groups with Indigenous artists* in Winnipeg, Toronto and online in order to identify what the community felt was important. Transcripts of these focus groups are available on this site, and, once published, an overview of the conclusions of the study, summarizing the comments of the focus group participants will also be made available. As part of the Indigenous ethics process done for this research project, the investigators committed to “return” the outcomes of the research to the community to whom it rightly belongs; Native Earth Performing Arts, in partnering with the researchers, will safeguard the resources gathered here."

As per request of the focus group participants, the resources are password protected. These resources are intended to be used by Indigenous performers/storytellers, as well as accent/voice/dialect coaches who work with Indigenous performers or students.

If you identify with one of these categories and wish to access these resources, please contact and with the reason for your request