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November 8th, 2021

On our mind this week:

1. Mi’kmaq is Nova Scotia’s first language, and legislation next spring will further help to preserve, revitalize and promote it: "The Mi’kmaw language legislation will allow for the Mi’kmaq to work in partnership with our provincial counterparts. The development of Mi’kmaw language legislation is a pivotal step in the revitalization and retention of the Mi’kmaw language. It is imperative for reconciliation that the Mi’kmaw language be seen and heard across the entire province. It is also important for society at large to see the importance of the preservation and protection of the Mi’kmaq language. This endeavour is not something our Mi’kmaq leadership can do alone, so we are very excited to begin this process together."  Chief Leroy Denny, Eskasoni First Nation, Chair, Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey

2. Another big news! Today, after a year and a half, we are releasing an updated brand identity, (the English version of) our new logo, which the majority of you voted for. We believe that the new look better matches how we evolved since early this year – from Language Advocacy Day to Language Access Coalition of Canada, an umbrella initiative connecting and supporting language access advocates across Canada. Thank you for voting, and please make sure to fill out  this short survey to make sure that our activities are reflecting your needs.


The LACC Team


Indigenous Languages


Language Rights, Revitalization and Advocacy

  • First Nations  pole unveiled in Port Alberni - First Nations language pole unveiled in Port Alberni ... Languages to draw attention to the importance of Indigenous languages and culture in Canada.
  • Potential new MNBC Culture and  Institute - There is talk of the implementation of a new Metis Nation of British Columbia (MNBC) Culture and Language Institute. Three information gathering sessions were hosted by MNBC’s Ministry of Culture, Heritage and Language.  

Immigration/ Settlement and Emergency Communication 

The Politics of Language, Culture, and Technology 

Human by Twin Flames - In today’s society, everything and everyone is divided by labels. With Human, we want to break that pattern and help people connect no matter their background. We wrote this song to celebrate our languages, our cultures and share with the world how crucial it is to build relationships and create allies.
The highest truth of all is that we are all human sharing this mother earth.

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