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Feds seek applicant for new commissioner of Indigenous Languages office

Wednesday, December 09, 2020 @ 1:40 PM | By John Chunn


Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault on Dec. 8 announced that the federal government is seeking applications to fill the positions of (1) commissioner and (up to three) directors of Indigenous Languages.

According to the Canadian Heritage press release, the commissioner and the directors will work with Indigenous Peoples and their respective governments; other governing bodies, communities and organizations; the governments of Canada and the provinces and territories; and all Canadians to support the self-determined work of Indigenous peoples in reclaiming, revitalizing, maintaining and strengthening First Nations, Inuit and Métis languages.

The commissioner, who will be supported by up to three directors, will act as a champion for Indigenous languages by leading the independent Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages.