Revitalizing Indigenous languages
The Canadian Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released Indigenous Languages in Canada, a short document that suggests simple ways to preserve and revitalize Indigenous languages in Canada. Examples include learning a greeting in the Indigenous language of your region, renaming streets with Indigenous names, or recognizing local Indigenous languages in acknowledgements of the land.
The resource was created in support of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action that focus on the preservation of Indigenous culture in Canada. To learn more about how your community can support reconciliation, wic [at] auma.ca (contact AUMA's Welcoming and Inclusive Communities).