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
|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|