MMIWG Recommendation #13 – Recognize Indigenous Languages

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THUNDER BAY – The 13th recommendation from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. This Call to Justice pertains to all governments regarding culture:

2.2 We call upon all governments to recognize Indigenous languages as official languages, with the same status, recognition, and protection provided to French and English. This includes the directives that:

i Federal, provincial, and territorial governments must legislate Indigenous languages in the respective territory as official languages.

ii All governments must make funds available to Indigenous Peoples to support the work required to revitalize and restore Indigenous cultures and languages.

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