The Indigenous Languages Act received Royal Assent on June 21, 2019. The purpose of the act is to support the reclamation, revitalization, maintenance and strengthening of Indigenous Languages in Canada.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), Metis National Council (MNC) and the Department of Canadian Heritage, are working together at the Joint Implementation Steering Committee towards implementation of the Indigenous Languages Act. Regional First Nation input is gathered through the AFN’s Technical Committee on Languages and the Chiefs Committee on Languages.
For more information on the National languages work please contact Angel.Maracle@coo.org