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By Lynne Davis, Marlene Brant Castellano, Louise Lahache

Aboriginal humans in Canada and in different places have unquenchable wish within the promise of schooling. This number of papers grew out of chosen study reviews and around desk papers commissioned by way of the Royal fee on Aboriginal Peoples.

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These provisions raise the profile of language retention and transmission from the realm of isolated local struggles to the arena of internationally recognized human rights. If the proposed declaration is adopted by nation-states, governments would be obligated to actively support language retention, rather than taking a passive stance as Indigenous languages lose ground. Researchers such as Fishman (1990), Drapeau (1997), and others have studied language shift and how to reverse the decline of a language.

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Ottawa: Canada Communications Group. Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP). 1997. Lauzon, Iris. Ojibway Language and Immersion Program for Pre-Schoolers. Winnipeg, Manitoba, 22 April 1992. In For Seven Generations: An Information Legacy of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. CD-ROM. Ottawa: Libraxus. United Nations. 1993. ” In UN Commission on Human Rights: 45th session, Item 14 on the Provisional Agenda. New York: United Nations Economic and Social Council. 2 Voices of Winter: Aboriginal Languages and Public Policy in Canada Mark Fettes and Ruth Norton Principles for Revitalization of First Nations Languages: Language is our unique relationship to the Creator, our attitudes, beliefs, values, and fundamental notions of what is truth.

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