Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, an organization representing 60,000 Inuit in Canada, is concerned the proposed Indigenous Languages Act could end up being symbolic.
An Indigenous language renaissance is happening in Canada, but advocates say more must be done to save the 34 endangered Indigenous languages in BC. The First Peoples' Cultural Council would like for all of them to be recognized as official languages.
Teacher and Snuneymuxw elder, Mandy Jones, teaches Hul'qumi'num language classes at the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District in BC. She combines language instruction and cultural teachings.
Mique'l Dangeli of the Tsimshian First Nation was born on the American side of the Annette Island Indian Reserve, and she must leave Canada when her visa expires on July 1.
OKIB Revitalization Strategy meeting notes and plans supporting future language and culture programming.
As more B.C. Indigenous languages become endangered, teachers and students work to get more people speaking the languages. The B.C. and federal governments have promised more funding to preserve Indigenous languages.
The federal government is getting ready to develop legislation to create the long-awaited Indigenous Languages Act. The government will contract with Canadian Heritage over the next 10 months to develop legislation that will promote, preserve, and revitalize Indigenous languages.
SYDNEY, N.S. — The chief of the largest First Nations community east of Montreal is leading an initiative aimed at gaining official language status for Mi’kmaq in the province of Nova Scotia.
Renison University College will be offering a new program called Introduction to Kanien’kéha (Mohawk Language) in September.
Jo-Ann Archibald, an education professor at the University of British Columbia who retired in July, spent her career in education working to include Indigenous language and culture in the public school system.