The Government of Canada Supports Aboriginal Language Preservation

Posted on: 17/12/2009

The Government of Canada has provided $50,000 in funding through the Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) Innovation Fund. The objective of the ALI Innovation Fund is to encourage and support innovative community-based language projects utilizing existing technology in the promotion and preservation of First Nations languages. The Aboriginal Languages Initiative provides funding to support the preservation and promotion of Aboriginal languages to increase their use in community and family settings. The Initiative is part of the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Aboriginal Peoples’ Program, which supports the full participation of Aboriginal peoples in Canadian society and the promotion, revitalization, and preservation of Aboriginal languages and cultures. It also helps enable Aboriginal peoples to address the social, cultural, economic, and political issues affecting their lives.

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