Petition pushing for Indigenous languages to get official distinction

A Mi’kmaw woman wants the federal government to recognize Indigenous languages as official languages in the country.

“Our languages were forcibly taken from our people over the years and some are in danger of disappearing,” said Jenna Robar, a 24-year-old holistic health coach.

And saving them is, “a part of the reconciliation process.”

Last Saturday, Robar circulated an e-petition to pressure the government to recognize Indigenous languages as official languages of the land giving them the same designation granted to English and French. After federal recognition, she wants to see provincial and regional governments adopt the Indigenous languages as official and to implement government services in those languages. Full story here.

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