Backgrounder: The Government of Canada makes historic contribution to support Indigenous languages in the North
Today, the Government of Canada announced an investment of $39.4 million for Indigenous languages in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon. With today’s announcement, and investments made in Budget 2019, the government has invested $77.2 million to support Indigenous languages in the North.
Funds committed to date will increase the number of Indigenous-led, community-driven activities dedicated to revitalizing Indigenous languages, as well as the number of resources available to strengthen them.
Note: Some recipients are not listed below as their funding agreements are not yet finalized but are included in the total funding amounts.
Table – Funding
|Arctic Indigenous Innovations Inc.
|Behdzi Ahda First Nation
|Gwich'in Tribal Council - Department of Culture and Heritage
|Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
|Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation
|K'ahsho Development Foundation
|Fort Good Hope
|Lutsel K'e Dene First Nation
|Native Communications Society of the NWT
|Smith’s Landing First Nation
|Tulita Dene Band
|Yellowknives Dene First Nation
|Zhahti Koe Friendship Centre
|Government of Nunavut
|Igluralaaq 1 Inc.
|Inhabit Media Inc.
|Inuit Broadcasting Corporation
|Iqaluit Inuktitut Daycare
|Kitikmeot Heritage Society
|Kivalliq Inuit Association
|Nunavut Bilingual Education Society
|Nunavut Cultural Heritage Society
|Nunavut Independent Television Network (NITV)
|Nunavut Literacy Council
|Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
|Qikiqtani Inuit Association
|Spence Bay Hunters and Trappers Association
|UNAAQ Cultural Society
|Unikkaaqtuat Doc Inc.
|Champagne and Aishihik First Nations
|Council of Yukon First Nations
|Kluane First Nation
|Liard Aboriginal Women's Society
|Liard First Nation
|Ross River Dena Council
|Tlingit Language Revitalization Association
|Tutchone Heritage Society
|White River First Nation
|Yukon First Nations
(Transferred to CIRNAC)
|11 Yukon self-governing First Nations
|Funding announced November 10, 2022
|Previously announced funding
|Total funding announced since 2019
*Numbers may not add due to rounding
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