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An opportunity lost in the Trudeau government’s Indigenous language bill – The Star

Feb. 7, 2019

Romeo Saganash has provided us with many poignant moments in the House of Commons.

The residential school survivor did it again on Thursday as the NDP MP stood up and in Cree spoke of the incredible urgency to preserve rapidly disappearing First Nations, Métis and Inuit languages.

While Saganash said he’ll support the passing of the Indigenous Languages Act introduced earlier this week, he made it clear he is doing so with a heavy heart. He is woefully disappointed in what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government came up with after so much more was promised. Trudeau campaigned promising to help save Indigenous languages and he promised to consult — there is that magic word again — Indigenous people on how to do so.

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