Canada releases dates for Indigenous languages law consultations

The Department of Canadian Heritage released a schedule of communities across the country where it will stop to talk about Indigenous languages, and how to develop legislation to protect them.

The legislation was promised by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the federal election.

The first meeting will take place in Ottawa on June 15, followed by Calgary on June 19, and Edmonton on June 22. Iqaluit will host the first northern consultation meeting on July 18, followed by Kuujjaaq on July 24, and Nain on July 27.

Earlier this month, Canadian Heritage put a $100,000 contract out for tender for policy advice in developing language legislation.

To date, the federal department has held sessions with Indigenous language practitioners, the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and the National Metis Council.

Indigenous Languages Consultation Schedule 

Date Engagement group Location
June 15, 2018 Urban Inuit Ottawa, Ontario
June 19, 2018 First Nations Calgary, Alberta
June 22, 2018 First Nations Edmonton, Alberta
June 26, 2018 Métis Vancouver, British-Columbia
June 27, 2018 First Nations Vancouver, British-Columbia
June 29, 2018 First Nations Kamloops, British-Columbia
July 4, 2018 First Nations Nanaimo, British-Columbia
July 6, 2018 First Nations Prince George, British-Columbia
July 11, 2018 First Nations Thunder Bay, Ontario
July 12, 2018 Métis Toronto, Ontario (to be confirmed)
July 13, 2018 First Nations Toronto, Ontario
July 16, 2018 Urban Inuit Montréal, Quebec
July 18, 2018 Inuit Iqaluit, Nunavut
July 24, 2018 Inuit Kuujjaaq, Nunavik
July 27, 2018 Inuit Nain, Nunatsiavut
July 30, 2018 Métis Edmonton, Alberta
July 31 and August 1, 2018 First Nation Whitehorse, Yukon
August 2, 2018 First Nations Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
August 3, 2018 Inuit Inuvik, Inuvialuit
August 8, 2018 First Nations Montréal, Quebec
August 10, 2018 First Nations Québec, Quebec
August 20, 2018 Métis Winnipeg, Manitoba (to be confirmed)
August 22, 2018 First Nations Regina, Saskatchewan
August 23, 2018 Métis Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
August 24, 2018 First Nations Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
August 28, 2018 First Nations Halifax, Nova Scotia
August 29, 2018 Urban Inuit Winnipeg, Manitoba
August 30, 2018 First Nations Winnipeg, Manitoba
August 31, 2018 First Nations Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

 


14 thoughts on “Canada releases dates for Indigenous languages law consultations

  1. When will specific locations be made public. I want to the June 22nd session, where will it be?

  2. How is the distribution of allotment for FN languages going to allotted to first nation communities that need it. Present system does not work, not a fair system.

  3. I would like to know how the allocation for FN languages are going to be distributed. The present system does not work, it is unfair. Our nation only has two fluent speakers left, 94 yrs old and 84 yrs old. I submitted a proposal to first peoples’ cultural council, Curriculum development. It was rejected, the reason “it was too ambitious” They do not help the endangered language communities.

  4. What is being about how Canada is going to distribute the allocation for first nation languages. The present system is not fair to the first nation’s language which highly endangered. We have only two fluent speakers left. I’ve submitted a proposal to first people cultural council and they rejected it because “it was too ambitious”. It was for to develop a curricula. we presently have only two certified teachers. We work with a school district with out a curricula.

  5. How is the distribution of allotment for FN languages going to allotted to first nation communities that need it. Present system does not work, not a fair system.

  6. I would like to know how the allocation for FN languages are going to be distributed. The present system does not work, it is unfair. Our nation only has two fluent speakers left, 94 yrs old and 84 yrs old. I submitted a proposal to first peoples’ cultural council, Curriculum development. It was rejected, the reason “it was too ambitious” They do not help the endangered language communities.

  7. What is being about how Canada is going to distribute the allocation for first nation languages. The present system is not fair to the first nation’s language which highly endangered. We have only two fluent speakers left. I’ve submitted a proposal to first people cultural council and they rejected it because “it was too ambitious”. It was for to develop a curricula. we presently have only two certified teachers. We work with a school district with out a curricula.

  8. Will travel to these sessions be reimbursed to the participants that have to travel to attend the session, i.e. Northern BC to the Vancouver session?

  9. Will travel to these sessions be reimbursed to the participants that have to travel to attend the session, i.e. Northern BC to the Vancouver session?

  10. Northern Manitoba has the fastest growing aboriginal population in Canada, yet our entire province only has one date scheduled – in Winnipeg. The First Nations people here are being ignored.

  11. Northern Manitoba has the fastest growing aboriginal population in Canada, yet our entire province only has one date scheduled – in Winnipeg. The First Nations people here are being ignored.

  12. There are still many languages along the BC Coast. not just the Interior, or Vancouver/Island.
    Need more locations in BC

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