From: Canadian Heritage
OTTAWA, March 31, 2023
This statement is also available in the following languages:
- Plains Cree (translation will follow)
- Western Ojibway
- Inuktitut (North Baffin)
Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage; Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services; and Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, release the following statement:
National Indigenous Languages Day provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the importance and unique diversity of Indigenous languages from coast to coast to coast. Languages carry with them the stories, cultures, and traditions of past generations and inspire future generations to hold sacred these teachings in their own languages. Language is fundamental to the identity, spirituality, and self-determination of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis.