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Indigenous Languages in Canada: Worth Treasuring

Indigenous Languages in Canada: Worth Treasuring

To mark International Mother Language Day on February 21, 2018, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the School and Wapikoni Mobile are organizing an event to raise awareness of the importance of preserving Indigenous languages in Canada.

The keynote speakers will be Indigenous language specialists in various disciplines including research, the arts and social work.

Event Information

These learning activities are designed for all public servant groups and levels and are offered at no cost.


Date and Time:

February 21, 2018 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (EST)

Opening Remarks:

  • Myriam Montrat, Director General, Leadership and Transformation, Canada School of Public Service
  • Sébastien Goupil, Secretary General, Canadian Commission for UNESCO
  • Manon Barbeau, Executive and Artistic Director and Co-founder of Wapikoni Mobile


  • Dr. Onowa McIvor, Professor, Indigenous Education Program, University of Victoria
  • Sakay Ottawa, Film Director, Wapikoni Mobile
  • Glenn Morrison, Manager, Policy and Research, Aboriginal Affairs Directorate, Canadian Heritage


Bilingual with interpretation in official languages

  • Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (Guigues Avenue entrance), Ottawa, Ontario
  • Available across Canada by webcast


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