Dear Division 16,
As you know, the Federal Government has been working with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) for several years to address the treatment of Aboriginal people in Canada. You can read a short description about the Reconciliation work here:
For today’s assignment, please read the CBC article below and answer one of the following questions about language rights and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms:
- Describe one effect that the loss of Aboriginal languages could have on Canadian culture. Please make sure your response goes beyond the effect on Aboriginal people and the points already made in the article.
- If the government started Aboriginal language immersion schools, how do you think that could impact public schools as they currently are? Do you think it would be similar or different to French Immersion schools in Canada?
I look forward to your responses!