Reinstate N.W.T. Language Bureau, legislative committee recommendsules-nwt-assembly-1.5908117 The N.W.T. Legislative Assembly should close down if one of its members wishes to speak in one of the territory's official languages, and no interpreter is available. That's the suggestion from the standing committee on rules and procedures after examining a situation that arose in the legislature last March
Op-ed: Nunavut education minister responds to languages commissioner’s criticisms A letter by David Joanasie, Nunavut Minister of Education addressing misconceptions about the new Education Act and responds to the questions raised by the languages commissioner.
Conklin linguist one of the last fluent speakers of endangered Nuxalk language Nater, who lives in Conklin, quickly became one of the few remaining people alive fluent in the language. When he returned to Bella Coola in 2017 to work on a book about the language, he could not hear Nuxalk in the streets. There are only three fluent Nuxalk speakers left in the community, all of them elders in their 70s and 80s.
Respected teacher, elder and deputy chief mourned Flags at Nipissing First Nation are flying at half staff in honour of Muriel Sawyer, a respected elder, community leader and language teacher who passed away on the weekend.
Lil'wat artist Russell Wallace releases groundbreaking new album in St'át'imc language Lil'wat artist Russell Wallace's new album is not only a nod to his own personal history and his family's history, but it's a way of making the St'át'imc language more accessible. "I can't watch Star Trek in my language ... Hearing Lady Gaga on the radio, she doesn't sing in our language. Putting out an album really, providing more resources," Wallace said.
Indigenous poet and residential school survivor named Canada's next parliamentary poet laureate An award-winning Indigenous poet and residential school survivor who has used poetry to confront Canada’s fraught history with Indigenous people has been selected as the next parliamentary poet laureate. Louise Bernice Halfe, who is also known by her Cree name Sky Dancer, was appointed Canada’s ninth poet laureate, succeeding Nova Scotia’s Georgette LeBlanc.