Legislation will help build stronger, healthier first nations


Last updated 8/20/2019 at 3:10pm

Ksenia Makagonova

OTTAWA, Ont.-Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde welcomed the passing of two new pieces of federal legislation passed in the House of Commons in early summer. The Indigenous Languages Act, Bill C-91 and An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, Bill C-92 received Royal Assent in the Senate on National Indigenous Peoples Day.

"Today we have made history and arrive at a turning point in our work to reclaim, revitalize, maintain and strengthen our languages," said AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. "Language is life and centra...

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