The co-development committee for the legislation (which includes the National Assembly of First Nations, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Métis Nation and the Department of Canadian Heritage) has launched a website to provide updated information on the collaborative co-development process. Click here to access the website.
The national Assembly of First Nations hosted a series of engagement sessions to hold more in-depth discussions and engagement around the development of legislation. These sessions were held across the country from June to October 2017.
Download the AFN’s National Engagement Sessions Report:
Indigenous Languages Initiative: National Engagement Sessions Report (English)
Indigenous Languages Initiative: National Engagement Sessions Report (French)
The Department of Canadian Heritage held language legislation engagement sessions with First Nations people across the country in 2018. In B.C., these sessions happened in June and July and the AFN held preparatory sessions the day before each DCH engagement session to provide additional information on the process.
Download the AFN’s Preparatory Session documents:
Preparatory Sessions Information Presentation
Preparatory Information Session Summary
Questions & Answers – First Nations Language Initiative