Educators and elders fight to save Aboriginal languages

October 21, 2011

A Tyee series on Aboriginal education looks at the critical links between language and culture. With a steady decline in spoken aboriginal languages in BC, advocates and educators are looking for solutions. While elders are working hard to pass on their languages, fluent speakers are racing against time to teach the younger generations. Advocates are asking that the Canadian Constitution Act, which guarantees Francophones outside of Quebec have access to publicly funded French education, needs to be applied to the Aboriginal population as well. Read more in the Tyee.