Preserving and Revitalizing Indigenous Languages in Canada (IRA1-E34)

Product code: IRA1-E34

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June 21, 2024


1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (ET)

Bilingual, with interpretation in both official languages. American Sign Language and langue des signes québécoise interpretation will be provided. Communication access real-time translation (CART) services will be provided.

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1.5 hour



All public servants at all levels



Indigenous languages are a fundamental and valued element of Canadian culture, and there is an urgency to preserve them. Developed in close collaboration with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis, the Indigenous Languages Act received Royal Assent on June 21, 2019, to support the reclamation, revitalization, maintenance and strengthening of Indigenous languages in Canada.

This event will explore the history and legal framework of the Indigenous Languages Act and feature examples of some of the actions already taken to preserve and revitalize Indigenous languages.

Participants will learn about the cultural importance of the Indigenous Languages Act and how it represents a significant step forward in acknowledging and safeguarding the rich linguistic diversity of Indigenous communities in Canada.


  • Mandy Bayha, Park/Site Manager I, Saoyú - Ɂehdacho National Historic Site, Western Arctic Field Unit, Parks Canada
  • Terry Audla, Special Advisor, Canada School of Public Service
  • Tasha Cloutier, Director, Indigenous Relations, Indigenous Languages Branch, Canadian Heritage
  • Gaëlle Mollen, Advisor, Indigenous Languages, Canadian Museum of History and Canadian War Museum.


  • Josianne Paul, Acting Director, Policy and Strategic Relationships
Date modified: 2023-03-20