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NWT groups receive $7M in Indigenous language support – Cabin Radio

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 202236 Views

November 28, 2022

As an example, Ottawa said, the Yellowknives Dene First Nation will receive an unspecified sum “to deliver language and culture classes and camps, as well as develop lesson plans, books, videos and reference documents.”

In a press release, Chief Edward Sangris of Dettah said the funding represented an opportunity to advocate for Wıı̀lıı̀deh Yatıı̀ as a distinct dialect.

“It is important for us to celebrate the revitalization of our language and for everyone to recognize our Wıı̀lıı̀deh language officially,” he was quoted as saying.

Larger sums of $14.7 million and $17.7 million were given to Yukon and Nunavut respectively, though the federal government said the NWT has received more cash overall since 2019.

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