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Important Documents About Indigenous Languages Legislation

Reports from Canada

Task Force on Aboriginal Languages and Cultures Report (2005)

Assembly of First Nations Resolution on Revitalization of Indigenous Languages (2015) (Resolution no. 06/2015)

Indigenous Languages Recognition, Preservation and Revitalization; A Report on the National Dialogue Session on Indigenous Languages (2016)

Truth & Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action regarding Indigenous languages
(Call numbers 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 61, 84)

Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (1996)

A Guide to Language Policy and Planning for B.C. First Nations Communities

The Report on the Status of B.C. First Nations Languages 2014, Second Edition

Guide to the Canadian House of Commons (2016)
(page 11: How a Bill Becomes Law: The Legislative Process)

International Documents

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
(Articles 11, 13, 14, 15, 16)

United Nations Report of the international expert group meeting on indigenous languages (2008)
 

United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Study on the role of languages and culture in the promotion and protection of the rights and identity of indigenous
Peoples (2012) 


United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Report on the fifteenth session
(9-20 May 2016) 

Letters and Resolutions

Ministerial Mandate Letters from the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau to Ministers
Minister of Canadian Heritage Mandate Letter
Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Mandate Letter

First Nations Summit Letter to the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau and Ministers 
Supporting Revitalization of Indigenous Languages in B.C. (May 11, 2017)

First Nations Summit Letter to the Honourable Christy Clark and Ministers
Supporting Revitalization of Indigenous Languages in B.C. (May 11, 2017)

Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs Letter to the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau and Ministers
UBCIC Resolution 2017-05 "Supporting Revitalization of Indigenous Languages" (May 17, 2017)

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