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Language Legislation

In December 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the federal government would be developing legislation to support the revitalization Indigenous languages in Canada. In his announcement, he stated that, "our government will enact an Indigenous Languages Act, co-developed with Indigenous Peoples, with the goal of ensuring the preservation, protection, and revitalization of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit languages in this country."

This page provides a collection of resources to inform and support the development of Indigenous Languages Legislation in Canada.


NEW! The co-development committee for the legislation (which includes the national Assembly of First Nations, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Métis Nation and the Department of Canadian Heritage) has launched a website to provide updated information on the collaborative co-development process. Click here to access the website.

FPCC Reports and Resources on Indigenous Languages Legislation

This section includes some resources that FPCC has developed in support of Indigenous Languages Legislation

A Legislation Framework and How to Provide Input

FPCC has compiled information to help you get started on developing your own input into the legislation.

Community Position Papers

This section includes position papers from communities that have been shared with FPCC.

Regional Engagement Sessions

This section includes information about the regional sessions held by FPCC in May and June 2017. A community report was compiled to gather the findings of these sessions, which you can find on this page.

Assembly of First Nations Engagement Sessions on Indigenous Languages Legislation

This section provides information about the Engagement Sessions on Indigenous Languages Legislation held by the Assembly of First Nations in 2017. 

Important Documents About Indigenous Languages Legislation

This section provides links to important documents about Indigenous Languages Legislation; documents include reports from Canada, international documents, and letters and resolutions.

Existing Legislation on Indigenous Languages

This section provides information about existing legislation forIndigenous languages across Canada and internationally. 
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