How will Canada’s federal language law help Nunavut?

How will the Languages Act change things in Nunavut?

Kent Driscoll
APTN National News
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced at the Assembly of First Nations special chiefs assembly that his government will bring in the Languages Act.

According to Trudeau, it will be a law that will protect Indigenous languages.

So how will this law change things in Nunavut where most people speak their language?

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Kent has been APTN’s Nunavut correspondent since 2007. In that time he has closely covered Inuit issues, including devolution and the controversial Nutrition North food subsidy. He has also worked for CKIQ-FM in Iqaluit and as a reporter for Nunavut News North.