BC First Nations Leadership Council makes statement on International Year of Indigenous Languages


Last updated 4/8/2020 at 4:14pm


The 12th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) in Geneva, Switzerland, celebrated the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.

Vancouver, B.C.-As the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL2019) closed last month, the First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) of British Columbia praised the efforts made to revitalize and maintain First Nations languages in British Columbia.

Ambitious goals and work have been accomplished and sustained through global and regional efforts with the implementation of the IYIL2019 to preserve and promote First Nations languages, but these efforts must go beyond initial commitments. They add that progress to reclaim and revive Indigenous languages will be accomplished over gener...

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