Let's celebrate Indigenous languages in Canada
In 2019, Canada is joining worldwide nations to celebrate the International Year of Indigenous Languages announced by UNESCO. Indigenous languages are an integral part of Indigenous Peoples’ cultures and identities and of Canadian society. Three quarters of the 90 living Indigenous languages in Canada are identified by UNESCO as endangered.
See how the government of Canada supports Indigenous Peoples in their efforts to reclaim, revitalize, maintain and strengthen their languages.
By celebrating the richness of Indigenous culture and languages
By legislating to preserve Indigenous languages
By funding community-based projects and activities
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