As our society increases its collective knowledge of our shared history with Indigenous peoples, language, identity, and nationhood are shared more frequently in daily media. The tremendous efforts of Idle No More, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and the federal government’s recent decision to endorse the UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples are at the forefront of our national discourse.
While these national conversations are happening, have you found yourself tongue-tied in day-to-day conversations about Aboriginal peoples and current headline issues, supporting Indigenous beneficiaries or causes, and working in the First Nation, Metis and Inuit funding economy? Are you afraid of offending someone or saying the wrong thing?
- Understanding the importance language from First Nation, Métis, and Inuit perspectives
- Raise awareness of how language can benefit partnerships
- Learn practical tips to start meaningful conversations
- Provide perspectives on the importance of reclaiming language