Canada’s First Nations want languages officially recognized

February 20, 2012

There is a move afoot to have several First Nations languages, those covering large territories and populations, to be recognized under the Official Languages Act. Official recognition would likely result in additional long-term funding to incorporate indigenous languages into school curriculum. So far the government seems unwilling to concede; “news reports revealed that documents obtained through access to information legislation suggested the federal government has been preparing to defend against a possible lawsuit to get aboriginal languages recognized alongside English and French.” Read more in the Nanaimo Daily News.