Language Legislation

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Aboriginal Languages Celebrated

Articles » General
Saskatchewan Indian, vol. 22, no. 4, April 1993, p. 8
Description
Ovide Mercredi, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, comments on lack of both Constitutional recognition and legal protection of Indigenous languages.
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Aia Iā Kākou Nā Hā'ina - The Answers Are Within Us: Language Rights in Tandem With Language Survival

Alternate Title
American Indian Language Development Institute: Thirty Year Tradition of Speaking From Our Heart
E-Books » Chapters
Author/Creator
Larry L. Kimura
Description
Comments on the Native American Languages Act (NALA). Chapter from American Indian Language Development Institute: Thirty Year Tradition of Speaking From Our Heart edited by Candace K. Galla, Stacey Oberly, G.L. Romero, Maine Sam, Ofelia Zepeda.
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Colonial History, Current Numerical Picture of Languages Spoken in Delhi and the National Capital Region of India, and a Look at the Ongoing Language Efforts

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Prasannanshu
ab-Original, vol. 1, no. 2, 2017, pp. 257-269
Description
Article describes the ways that colonial governments identified and signaled out “criminal tribes” in India, how the identity, language and culture of these tribes was stigmatized and consequently diminished. Describes present-day efforts to protect and revitalize these languages and cultures and provides commentary on the effectiveness of these efforts.
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Court Affirms Education Rights

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Joan Taillon
Windspeaker, vol. 19, no. 6, October 2001, p. 11
Description

Examines the decision by the Court of Appeal regarding the violation of Cree rights by the Canadian and Quebec governments.

Entire issue on one pdf. To access article scroll to p.11.

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Document Regarding Bill 96

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQ)
Description

Argues for exemptions and amendments to The Bill, An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec, which requires that French be used exclusively in the healthcare and education systems, public services, workforce and economic development.

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Federal Education for the American Indian

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Donald K. Sharpes
Journal of American Indian Education, vol. 19, no. 1, October 1979, pp. [19-22]
Description
Federal policy from 1862 to 1969, regarding Native American education as it focuses on the Johnson O'Malley Act and contract schools.
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Humanizing Security in the Arctic

Alternate Title
Occasional Publication Series (Canadian Circumpolar Institute) ; no. 68
E-Books
Author/Creator
Michelle Daveluy
Milton M. R. Freeman
Edna Elias
Katrin Annemarie Simon
Ron Elliott ... [et al.]
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It's Official: Aboriginal Languages of Nunavut, That Is

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Isha Thompson
Windspeaker, vol. 27, no. 5, August 2009, p. 11
Description

Reports on the acknowledgment of English, French and Inuit languages as the official languages of Nunavut and comments about the act leading to discussions about the Aboriginal Languages Act of Canada.

Entire issue on one pdf. To access article scroll to p.11.

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'"Keep the Languages Alive" with Elders, Teachers, Advocates, and Linguists: AILDI's Balancing Act in Efforts to Maintain and Revitalize Endangered Languages.

Alternate Title
American Indian Language Development Institute: Thirty Year Tradition of Speaking From Our Heart
E-Books » Chapters
Author/Creator
Akira Y. Yamamoto
Kimiko Y. Yamamoto
Description
Looks at language endangerment in the global setting, responses to the endangered situation, and issues in promoting language revitalization. Chapter from American Indian Language Development Institute: Thirty Year Tradition of Speaking From Our Heart edited by Candace K. Galla, Stacey Oberly, G.L. Romero, Maxine Sam, Ofelia Zepeda.
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Mopan in Context: Mayan Identity, Belizean Citizenship, and the Future of a Language

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Jennifer Carolina Gómez Menjívar
William Salmon
NAIS: Journal of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, vol. 5, no. 2, Fall, 2018, pp. 7-90
Description
Compares grassroots Mayan languages revitalization movements in Belize and Guatemala/Mesoamerica; considers the academic and publishing communities’ marginalization of Belize language revitalization efforts and the effects on Kriol and Mopan dialects, and the socioeconomic and geopolitical factors at play in the language landscape of Belize.
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National First Nations Language Strategy

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
Description
Looks at the vision of revitalizing First Nations languages in First Nations homes, communities and nationwide by the year 2027 and comments on the policies, goals and milestones to reach this vision.
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National Indian Bilingual Center

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Arizona State University
Journal of American Indian Education, vol. 23, no. 3, May 1984, pp. [31-32]
Description
Overview of the national "super center" established in 1983 to provide training and technical support to local Native American projects in 13 states with the assistance of a satellite network.
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New Directions in United States Native Education

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Joy Reyhner
Canadian Journal of Native Education, vol. 20, no. 1, 1993, pp. 63-76
Description

Examines changes to American Indigenous education including Indigenous tribes assuming more control.  

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Office of the Languages Commissioner of Nunavut

Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
Office of the Languages Commissioner of Nunavut
Description
Site provides links to newsletters and press releases, annual report, language legislation and related reports for Nunavut's three official languages: French, English, and Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun.
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Portrait of the Situation for English-speaking First Nations: Accessing Health and Social Services in English in the Province of Québec: Final Research Report

Alternate Title
Expanding and Building Our Partnerships to Improve Access Health Canada: Health Services Integration Fund (HSIF) Project
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Amy Chamberlin
Description

Focus groups, interviews and questionnaires were used to gather information about general access and language and culture issues, positive experiences accessing services and suggestions for improvement.

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Reviews

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
José Barreiro
Laurence M. Hauptman
Claire R. Farrer
Scott J. Howard
Carol Hampton
Elizabeth J. Hernandez
Betty Booth Donohue
Gregory Schaaf
Jeffrey M. Sanders
Katherine A. Spilde
Frederick White
Liz Grobsmith
Michael Leroy Obreg
et al.
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 24, no. 4, 2000, pp. 177-223
Description
Book reviews of: An Account of the Antiquities of the Indians by Fray Ramon Pané, José Juan Arrom et al. American Indians in the Marketplace: Persistence and Innovation among the Menominees and Metlakatlans, 1870-1920 by Brian C.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Fran Williams, Okalakatiget Society (Via Translator)

Documents & Presentations
Description
This file contains a presentation by Fran Williams that begins with a brief history of the Native communication organization. Williams states that "Native broadcasting is essential for the preservation of our language and culture." She recommends that Inuktitut and other major Aboriginal languages should receive recognition in the Broadcast Act as official languages. Williams calls on the Commission to ensure funding continues for this important organization that actively works to keep the Inuktitut language from extinction.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by John Steckley

Documents & Presentations
Description
The file contains a presentation by John Steckley. Steckley, Assistant Professor from the Department of Native Studies, University of Sudbury, states that "the Canadian Federal Government go at least as far as the government of the United States in giving Native languages 'official status'" and what he means by this. Commissioners Sillett and Dussault discuss some of the issues raised by Steckley with him.
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“We Are Not Privileged Enough to Have That Foundation of Language”: Pasifika Young Adults Share their Deep Concerns about the Decline of the Ancestral/Heritage Languages in Aotearoa New Zealand

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Lina-Jodi Vaine Samu
Helen Moewaka Barnes

Lanuola Asiasiga
Tim McCreanor
AlterNative, vol. 15, no. 2, June 2019, pp. 131-139
Description
Pasifika youth (aged 18-25) are interviewed in focus groups in which they express their distress about the diminishing presence of Indigenous language use and preservation, article notes that there is no comprehensive language policy to preserve these languages and that losing them has profound negative effects for the youth of culturally marginalized communities.
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When Size Doesn't Count: A Comparative Account of Language Endangerment in Australia and Pakistan

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Malik Adnan Hussain Bhatti
Jakelin Troy

ab-Original, vol. 1, no. 1, 2017, pp. 132-144
Description
Authors examine government policies and a range of community, education, business, health, and media initiatives that variously support or hinder efforts to maintain or revive the use of Indigenous languages. Compares the effects of language devaluation in two different colonized nations.
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