Canada set to unveil a law to protect Indigenous languages

Monday, February 4, 2019
Author: 
The Canadian Press
Source: 
The Globe and Mail

Just before the weekend, the government put the House of Commons on notice that it planned to introduce a new bill, titled “An Act respecting Indigenous languages,” for MPs to debate. During a UN event kicking off the International Year of Indigenous Languages, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde described a law that could create programs to inspire Indigenous people of all ages to speak their languages. 

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