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Language and Culture

Contributor:

Call To Action:

14. We call upon the federal government to enact an
Aboriginal Languages Act that incorporates the
following principles:

i. Aboriginal languages are a fundamental and valued
element of Canadian culture and society, and there
is an urgency to preserve them.

ii. Aboriginal language rights are reinforced by the
Treaties.

iii. The federal government has a responsibility to
provide sufficient funds for Aboriginal-language
revitalization and preservation.

iv. The preservation, revitalization, and strengthening
of Aboriginal languages and cultures are best
managed by Aboriginal people and communities.

v. Funding for Aboriginal language initiatives must
reflect the diversity of Aboriginal languages.

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