Government of Canada Introduces Indigenous Languages Act in Parliament

The long-awaited, co-developed Indigenous Languages Act has finally been introduced in the House of Commons. It will undergo three readings there and will then undergo another series of readings in the Senate. It is hoped that all this work will happen before July, after which parliament sessions in preparation for the next election. The contents of the legislation can be reviewed below. First Peoples Cultural Council has requested feedback on the legislation. The WLCS is currently reviewing its contents and will provide FPCC comments by February 15, 2019.

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