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Hockey night in Cree: Announcers preparing for historic NHL broadcast Sunday | CBC News

Hockey night in Cree: Announcers preparing for historic NHL broadcast Sunday | CBC News | Language | Scoop.it
When the Montreal Canadiens face the Carolina Hurricanes this Sunday, the NHL game will be called in Plains Cree during a historic broadcast. Sportsnet and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network say it will be the first NHL game to air in a Cree language.
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Two First Nations players will participate in first NHL game broadcast in Cree language

Two First Nations players will participate in first NHL game broadcast in Cree language | Language | Scoop.it
The telecast of the Montreal Canadiens and the Carolina Hurricanes game on March 24 will make history. Sportsnet and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network are partnering together to broadcast a National Hockey League game in a First Nations languag
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How these Grade 9 students are promoting the Mi'kmaw language, 1 word at a time | CBC News

How these Grade 9 students are promoting the Mi'kmaw language, 1 word at a time | CBC News | Language | Scoop.it
Mary Prosper, a Mi'kmaw language teacher, said she wanted to do something to promote the language. That's when her class suggested posting a Word of the Day on Twitter.
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These are the benefits of learning a second language

These are the benefits of learning a second language | Language | Scoop.it
There seems to be a problem with language learning in much of the English-speaking world. That may be partly because English is the internet’s lingua franca. But it’s a problem that could be holding people back in lots of ways.
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New Indigenous immersion program launching to teach kindergartners Kwak'wala | CBC News

New Indigenous immersion program launching to teach kindergartners Kwak'wala | CBC News | Language | Scoop.it
A new language immersion program is coming to a Vancouver Island elementary school — and no, it’s not the typical Spanish or Mandarin language programs. It’s Kwak'wala.
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Why Canada’s Jewish community supports revitalizing Indigenous languages | The Star

‘As the Jewish story demonstrates, the renewal of an Indigenous language is fundamental to self-determination, especially for nations that have faced historical adversity.’
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A mother’s tongue: The complexity of raising multilingual children

A mother’s tongue: The complexity of raising multilingual children | Language | Scoop.it
Multilingualism is the greatest gift a parent can give a child. At least, that’s what Malwina Gudowska thought. But since having kids of her own – and teaching them both English and Polish – she’s learned raising bilingual children is not for the faint of heart
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Richez, Major and Pandya: Indigenous Languages Act needs more teeth

Richez, Major and Pandya: Indigenous Languages Act needs more teeth | Language | Scoop.it
The government recently tabled Bill C-91, “An Act Respecting Indigenous Languages,” in the House of Commons. This long-awaited and overdue piece of legislation is a step forward in revitalizing and promoting Indigenous languages, which have suffered greatly due to centuries o
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Bob Nault - Revitalizing Indigenous languages

Bob Nault - Revitalizing Indigenous languages | Language | Scoop.it
KENORA – On February 5, 2019, our government introduced Bill C-91, the Indigenous Languages Act, to reclaim, revitalize, strengthen and maintain Indigenous languages in Northwestern Ontario and across Canada. Indigenous languages are an integral part of Indigenous Peoples’ cultures and identities, and of Canada’s society. Three out of four of the 90 different living Indigenous …
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Edmonton's deaf arts festival makes some noise | CBC News

Edmonton's deaf arts festival makes some noise | CBC News | Language | Scoop.it
A deaf actor and playwright based in Edmonton, Chris Dodd is passionate about the arts but often leaves the theatre feeling underwhelmed, disconnected.
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RCMP not meeting bilingual obligations on the Hill: languages commissioner | CBC News

RCMP not meeting bilingual obligations on the Hill: languages commissioner | CBC News | Language | Scoop.it
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are still not fulfilling their obligations to offer services in both official languages on Parliament Hill, according to follow-up report on a four-year old complaint.
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Focus - French language steadily losing ground in Canada

Focus - French language steadily losing ground in Canada | Language | Scoop.it
Canada's French-speaking minority is sounding the alarm: the French language has been in steady decline for the past 30 years. But recently the drop has been even steeper, even in Quebec province, Canada's Francophone stronghold. Faced with this situation, authorities - both at the national and provincial levels - are taking action, backed up with volunteers actively helping new immigrants to learn French. Our correspondent François Rihouay reports from Montreal, with Gloria Henriquez.
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Where Do New Languages Come From?

Where Do New Languages Come From? | Language | Scoop.it
Researchers are working to understand how complex systems of communication emerge — and what they reveal about keeping rare languages alive.
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Inuit concerns over language bill ignored after summer cabinet shuffle: Obed

Inuit concerns over language bill ignored after summer cabinet shuffle: Obed | Language | Scoop.it
Natan Obed noticed a change in attitude with the Trudeau government on the co-development of the Indigenous Languages Act after the cabinet shuffle.
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Did you know Punjabi is the third-most widely spoken language in Canada? | Explained News,

Did you know Punjabi is the third-most widely spoken language in Canada? | Explained News, | Language | Scoop.it
Brampton, which is in mourning, has a large Indian-origin population, with Punjabi (13% of the population in 2016) the second-most widely spoken language after English (58%).
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Canada’s languages

Canada’s languages | Language | Scoop.it
Canada has 2 official languages—French and English. You’ll hear many other unofficial languages. More than 200 languages from around the world are spoken.
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A lesson in Gaelic at the Wales Home

A lesson in Gaelic at the Wales Home | Language | Scoop.it
By Nick Fonda – A crowd of 50 or more gathered in the Main Living Room of the Wales Home on Saturday evening for an introduction to a bit of little-known history about a language that played no small role in the settlement of Canada. Danny Doyle, who addressed the crowd, is one of the … Continued
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Comment: Indigenous languages are central to culture and survival

Comment: Indigenous languages are central to culture and survival | Language | Scoop.it
On Thursday, we celebrated International Mother Language Day to recognize the importance of language diversity worldwide. This month, the B.C. government announced it would introduce historic . . .
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Nunavut bill to temporarily suspend Inuit language instruction rules

Nunavut bill to temporarily suspend Inuit language instruction rules | Language | Scoop.it
A bill to temporarily suspend the Inuit-language instruction sections of Nunavut's Education Act and Inuit Language Protection Act, as they apply to Grade
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Third annual Elders’ Gathering focusing on language revitalization

Third annual Elders’ Gathering focusing on language revitalization | Language | Scoop.it
“I don’t know what’s going to happen. There might be no Cree one of these days, or Saulteaux or Sioux or Assiniboine and, you know, these are our languages.”
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Nunavut legislature to see temporary law to suspend bilingual education deadline | CBC News

Nunavut legislature to see temporary law to suspend bilingual education deadline | CBC News | Language | Scoop.it
The right to bilingual education in Nunavut schools will likely be temporarily suspended during the winter sitting of the territory’s Legislative Assembly.
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Kids are developing British accents after watching shows like ‘Peppa Pig’ - National | Globalnews.ca

Kids are developing British accents after watching shows like ‘Peppa Pig’ - National | Globalnews.ca | Language | Scoop.it
'Peppa Pig,' an animated series from the U.K., is one of the most popular TV shows for kids.
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Feds must create national strategy to address shortage of French teachers: languages commissioner

Feds must create national strategy to address shortage of French teachers: languages commissioner | Language | Scoop.it
Canada’s languages commissioner is calling for action from Ottawa to address the “chronic” shortage of French-as-a-second-language teachers. In a report released Wednesday, Raymond Théberge urged Official Languages Minister Mélanie Joly to establish a long-term national strategy to address the scarcity of trained FSL teachers, as well as offer more funding to help teachers improve language …
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Demand for French immersion grows as spots shrink. Here’s what’s happening - National | Globalnews.ca

Demand for French immersion grows as spots shrink. Here’s what’s happening - National | Globalnews.ca | Language | Scoop.it
The demand for French immersion schooling is growing across Canada, as parents hope to give their child a leg up with a second language.
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Robert Munsch’s new book features Algonquin language | Lifestyle from CTV News

Renowned children’s author Robert Munsch has partnered with illustrator Jay Odjick for a new book titled “Bear for Breakfast” available in English and Algonquin as well as French and Algonquin in an effort to promote the preservation of First Nations languages.
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