Call to Action # 13: Background Content

The Glendon Declaration

February 9, 2016

The Glendon Declaration

Eighty-two Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars gathered together at Glendon College, York University, for a national Colloquium on the implications for Indigenous language policy of the TRC Report of December, 2015. The aim of the Colloquium was to address the implications for Indigenous Language Policy in Canada of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada and for the related responsibilities of post-secondary educational Institutions.

The Declaration states:

The Crown and Her Federal Government must formally acknowledge, without the need for litigation, that Section 35(1) of the Constitution Act, 1982 includes Indigenous Linguistic Rights