To contribute to the International Year of Indigenous Languages, the social media team at Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and Indigenous Services Canada has developed an intergovernmental working group to promote Indigenous languages spoken in Canada on the GCIndigenous social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and 17 Departments across the Government of Canada’s social media channels.
• Promote language learning resources for each of the 12 Indigenous language families in Canada (including online/in-class courses, websites, applications, videos, books, etc.)
• Educate social media users on revitalization efforts, the expansive number of Indigenous languages used across Canada, and the history of Indigenous languages.
We have also highlighted international, national events and those being held in Indigenous communities across Canada for opportunities to highlight the celebration and revitalization of Indigenous languages. The campaign will last from February 1-December 31st.