A Report on the National Dialogue Session on Indigenous Languages: Abridged Version, 2016

July 31, 2014

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This is an abridged version of the complete report on the dialogue session hosted by the FPCC, where twenty Indigenous language leaders were brought together to discuss language rights, legislation, and policy, community-based revitalization, education and urban strategies. A full report was developed to create a starting point for future legislation and an Indigenous languages commission.

Prepared By

Valerie Galley, MA Suzanne Gessner, PhD Tracey Herbert, BA Karihwakeron Tim Thompson, Indigenous Educator Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams, EdD, OBC

Referenced Legislation

Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Suggested Use & Distribution

This report provides excellent action steps for Federal, Provincial and local governments to implement steps towards language preservation and education. Local community leaders, government representatives, educators, and cultural programs can benefit from these guidelines. 

Additional Resources

Indigenous Languages Recognition, Preservation and Revitalization – A Report on the National Dialogue Session on Indigenous Languages.