First Nations Languages

First Nations Chief Says Feds Should Make 60 Aboriginal Languages Official

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 07.10.2015 | Canada Politics

National chief says 'ultimate goal' would be to have Aboriginal languages printed beside English and French.

First Nations Languages Part Of Study On How Kids Learn Mother Tongue

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Living

Three indigenous languages still spoken in Canada are among a group being studied as researchers attempt to understand how children around the world l...

Reclaiming Their Languages

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada British Columbia

The Nuxalk word for "rock" is spoken the way it sounds, like feet dragging over a rocky riverbed. When Clyde Tallio says it, he has to conjure saliva ...

A 7-Year-Old Aboriginal Girl's Battle to Tell the Truth at School

Chelsea Vowel | Posted 06.03.2012 | Canada
Chelsea Vowel

Seven-year-old Ruby wanted to do a class presentation about Indian residential schools, but was informed by her teacher the topic was inappropriate. Ruby's parents sat with their daughter and talked about what happened. Ruby usually loved school, but she started saying that she didn't want to go back.