Actions and Commitments: Call to Action # 14

Exploring Theme: "Distinctions-Based Approach"

Updates on this page: 2

February 5, 2019

Collaborative approach to developing Indigenous Languages Act

A collaborative approach was adopted with Indigenous Peoples to develop the legislation, which included: 12 fundamental principles, co-developed to inform the basis of the legislation; more than 50 intensive and collaborative engagement sessions held across the country to collect elements of importance to be included in the legislation. These sessions were attended by over 1,200 individuals. Canadian Heritage also received approximately 200 electronic...

August 27, 2017

Distinction-Based Language consultation

Minister Joly and the three National Indigenous leaders met and agreed to move forward on a distinction-based process with Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Inuit Tapariit Kanatami (ITK) and Métis National Council (MNC) leading up to the adoption of the Indigenous Languages Act by Parliament next year....

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