Have your say: National intensive engagement on First Nations, Inuit, and Métis languages legislation

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Important: The national intensive engagement on First Nations, Inuit, and Métis languages legislation is now closed.

The national intensive engagement took place from June 15, 2018 to September 12, 2018.

We are now analyzing the input.

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Canadian Heritage, on behalf of the Government of Canada, is engaging with First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples to further inform what may be included in First Nations, Inuit and Métis languages legislation. This page provides you with a number of ways to have your say, by sharing your ideas and suggestions.

The Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Métis Nation held engagement sessions on a distinctions-basis with their citizens and experts. Canadian Heritage led early engagement sessions with First Nation, Inuit and Métis language practitioners and experts in Canada and heard that intensive community-based engagement is essential.

Read more about our collaborative work to enact a First Nations, Inuit and Métis Languages Act co-developed with Indigenous Peoples to preserve, promote and revitalize Indigenous languages.

Who should participate?

  • First Nation, Inuit and Métis Peoples, Communities, and Networks
  • National First Nation, Inuit and Métis Organizations
  • First Nation, Inuit and Métis Regional and Territorial Organizations
  • Self-Governing Indigenous Governments
  • Tribal Councils

How to participate

You may also share your ideas and suggestions, or request a copy of the questionnaire, through email or mail via our contact us page.

In-person engagement sessions are also being held across the country. Consult the calendar of events to see what sessions are taking place near you. To participate contact the engagement coordinator at the coordinates below or submit the registration form to the coordinator at the coordinates below.

*please note you will not be able to switch between languages during the questionnaire.

**For the most up to date information on dates and locations please refer to the calendar of events.

Email
info@ildii.ca
Telephone
204-940-1700
1-855-940-1700 (toll-free)
TTY

1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)

Agents are available to answer your questions Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (CDT).

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