Mary Jane Norris is an independent researcher specializing in the areas of Aboriginal demography, and the demographics and mapping of Indigenous languages in Canada. She is an off-reserve member of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan, in the Ottawa Valley, and resides in Chelsea, Quebec. She received her B.A. Honours and Masters in Sociology from Carleton University.
She has been a member of the Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL) since 2003 and a co-founding board member of FEL Canada. She also served as the contributor for Canada in the third edition of the UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger.