Bill that would add Indigenous languages teaching to all schools wins all-party support – CBC

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Bill that would add Indigenous languages teaching to all schools wins all-party support – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2020153 Views

All MLAs on legislative committee back bill proposed by Green Party’s Megan Mitton

Jul 14, 2020

A bill that would require New Brunswick schools to teach Indigenous languages to all students has won unanimous support from a committee of MLAs.

Members from all four parties voted on Tuesday afternoon in favour of the bill, which was introduced last month by Green Party MLA Megan Mitton.

“There’s a long history of Indigenous languages being systematically excluded from our public school system,” Mitton said during the debate.

“This is an opportunity for the revitalization of Wabanaki languages in our public school system.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/indigenous-languages-unanimous-support-1.5649256

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