On National Indigenous Languages Day, Jennifer Meness outlines the importance of revitalizing Indigenous languages for decolonizing our minds.
What issues are present in policy that impede language revitalization efforts? Here, 2018-2019 Glassco Fellow Killulark Arngna’naaq discusses her paper, Deregulate and Empower Language Teachers, which examines policy options for supporting Indigenous language revitalization in the North, and addresses issues teachers and learners are facing.
Bill C-91 is headed for third reading in Parliament, with time to still amend and improve it. This brief provides a critical analysis of the Bill, highlighting issues that need to be addressed including its problematic funding model and how it outlines general objectives without any corresponding positive obligations on the Government.