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GNWT ‘extends timeline’ of Indigenous languages action plan – Cabin Radio

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 202351 Views

February 7, 2023

The plan, first published in 2018, was due for renewal in this financial year. Instead, the territorial government said on Tuesday the existing plan will be extended until the end of 2024-25.

Doing so provides “more time to complete the remaining actions and deliverables,” the territory stated, and allows the GNWT to align the next plan with the Canadian Heritage funding cycle used to pay for some of it.

At the moment, an agreement signed in March last year is providing the NWT government with federal funding worth $5.9 million per year “for Indigenous language programs and services.” That agreement expires in 2024.

Other than crossing out 2022 and replacing it with 2025, and adding a foreword explaining that change, there are virtually no differences between the 2018 version of the plan and the newly released version.

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