Module 1 Post 3 – Aboriginal Languages

Since language is such an important part of culture, I was wondering what sort of programming was available to provide learning to students in their own language.

Senator Nick Sibbeston has a webpage which is an overview of aboriginal language immersion programs. It is the summary of a study that was done, although there is no date on this webpage.

There is also a study performed by the Government of Manitoba about offering aboriginal languages in schools which looks at the state of the province in 2001 and lays out a list of concerns for a wider incorporation of language programs.

The Chiefs of Ontario also published a document in 2004 outlining changes that need to be made for the implementation of language programs.

The Northwest Territories goes even further by holding a symposium on implementing aboriginal languages throughout territorial programs.


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