The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas

Category: In the Media

Two maps showing Canadian Aboriginal languages

Every five years, Canada holds a census which includes several questions on language. The last census was held in 2016, and the data pertaining to language were released in August and October, 2017, respectively. Of particular interest to the SSILA readership are the data concerning “Aboriginal” (the Canadian government’s cover term for “First Nations, Inuit, […]

Cree Language to be Taught in Saskatoon

Dept. of Canadian Heritage Government of Canada supports language lessons offered by Saskatoon Indian and Metis Friendship Centre SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN–(Marketwired – Oct. 27, 2014) – Department of Canadian Heritage The Government of Canada is providing $29,536 in funding through the Aboriginal Languages Initiative to support beginner level Cree “Y” dialect language lessons for community members […]

StatsCan: Inuktitut still the second-most-spoken Aboriginal language in Canada

NEWS: Around the Arctic October 16, 2014 – 3:33 pm StatsCan: Inuktitut still the second-most-spoken Aboriginal language in Canada About 68 per cent of Inuit report Inuktitut as a mother tongue Inuktitut still ranks as the second-most reported Aboriginal mother tongue language in Canada, Statistics Canada reported Oct. 16. Those numbers show that Cree speakers […]

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