Métis Nation Language Funding Model — Indigenous Languages Component
The Métis Nation Language Funding Model of the Indigenous Languages Component supports the Métis National Council governing members and the Manitoba Métis Federation to build and implement their strategies and priorities.
Starting on April 1, 2023, the Department of Canadian Heritage is implementing a new approach to providing funding to support Métis languages. Under this new approach, Indigenous Languages Component funding for Métis citizens will no longer be allocated by a Canadian Heritage-led call-for-application process but will now be allocated directly to Métis National Council Governing Members and the Manitoba Métis Federation.
This approach is consistent with the Indigenous Languages Act, which recognizes that Indigenous peoples are best positioned to take the leading role in reclaiming, revitalizing, maintaining and strengthening their languages.
Who can apply
Métis Nation Citizens
Métis National Council governing members will determine how these funds can best be used to fund Métis Nation priorities, strategies, and activities to support Métis languages.
Funding will be provided through individual contribution agreements for fiscal years 2023 to 2028. Agreements will be with:
- Métis Nation British Columbia (email@example.com)
- Métis Nation Saskatchewan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Métis Nation of Alberta (email@example.com)
- Métis Nation of Ontario (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Métis National Council Governing Members will implement their own language strategies, projects, partnership and activities, and may redistribute funding to other organizations and communities involved in the Métis languages revitalization efforts. It will be up to the individual Métis Nation Governing Members to determine partnerships and mechanisms for funding Métis languages maintenance, revitalization and reclamation.
If you are a Métis organization interested in working on Métis languages maintenance, revitalization and reclamation, it is recommended to connect with the appropriate Métis Government listed above.
Red River Métis
Funding will be directed to the Manitoba Métis Federation to support their strategies and priorities and they may also redistribute funding to Red River Métis organizations and communities. Funding will be provided through an individual contribution agreement for fiscal years 2023 to 2028 with:
If you are Red River Métis and interested in working on Michif language maintenance, revitalization and reclamation it is recommended to connect with Manitoba Métis Federation.
If you are a Métis Settlement of Alberta and are interested in working on Métis languages maintenance, revitalization and reclamation, please contact the Department of Canadian Heritage at email@example.com.
- Indigenous Languages and Cultures Program
Department of Canadian Heritage
15 Eddy St
Gatineau QC J8X 4B3
- 1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)
Agents are available to answer your questions, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm (ET).
Guides and help
- Guide on the public acknowledgement of financial support – Canadian Heritage
- Service standards for Canadian Heritage funding programs
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