Consultations on Indigenous languages

Read about our consultations focused on the implementation of the Indigenous Languages Act.

Implementation of the Indigenous Languages Act

Learn about the consultation sessions intended to support the self-determining efforts of Indigenous peoples to reclaim, revitalize, maintain and strengthen Indigenous languages. These sessions were organized with Indigenous governments, other Indigenous governing bodies and a variety of Indigenous organizations.

Quick facts

  • 26 virtual consultations held in fall 2020
  • Focused on the Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages and the development of an Indigenous Languages Funding Model

Creating an Indigenous languages legislation

Learn about the early engagement sessions, conducted by Canadian Heritage and First Nation, Inuit and Métis Nation language practitioners. These sessions provided participants with the opportunity to share lessons learned, discuss best practices and models of learning, and highlight successes and challenges with federal programs.

Quick facts

  • 20 consultations held in 2017-2018
  • Focused on addressing Calls to Action 13, 14 and 15 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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