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Indigenous Languages

United Nations General Assembly proclaims 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

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Welcome to the INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES guide

The United Nations General Assembly proclaims 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages.  Indigenous languages matter for development, peacebuilding and reconciliation.

"Languages play a crucial role in the daily lives of people, not only as a tool for communication, education, social integration and development, but also as a repository for each person’s unique identity, cultural history, traditions and memory."

This guide is to assist you in researching topics related to the Indigenous languages. Here you will find links to books, ebooks, journals, databases, videos, websites and more about language preservation.

 

Indigenous Languages Act: An Act Respecting Indigenous languages

Keywords

Use the following keywords to get started searching this subject area:

  • Cree language
  • Dakota language
  • Language Revitalization
  • Michif language
  • Ojibwa language
  • Oji-Cree language