Indigenous Languages and Education Secretariat

Activities and Events

What's New

Stay up to date with aboriginal languages information and activities by checking out our NWT Indigenous Languages facebook page.

 

Upcoming Meetings and Conferences

There isn't anything planned right now, but check back and as events are planned, they will be posted here! 

 

Annual Activities and Events 

  • Aboriginal Languages Month
    • ​​​March is Aboriginal Languages Month in the Northwest Territories! This designation provides an opportunity for all language groups across the NWT to celebrate their languages and culture. This provides an extra occasion to celebrate the richness of language and culture across the territory, and is a great opportunity to encourage people to learn about and use our nine official Aboriginal languages with pride. During the month of March, we encourage everyone to do what you can to celebrate Aboriginal languages and cultures in your community. NWT Literacy Council has come up with a great resource section for ideas on how to celebreate Aboriginal Languages Month. Click here to access that information
  • "Hi, my name is..." Campaign
    • The “Hi, my name is…” (HMNI) Sticker Campaign kicked off alongside Aboriginal Languages Month in 2016. These name-tag stickers translate the common English phrase “Hello, my name is…” into the nine official aboriginal languages of the NWT. We thought this would be a great first step towards language learning: introducing ourselves to people in our communities! The ALS created these stickers to mark our common purpose as partners in language revitalization across the territory. This theme was chosen to enable us to introduce ourselves to the people we serve in our communities and to symbolize the shared responsibility for language revitalization our government shares in partnership with Aboriginal governments. We hope that these stickers and phrases will contribute to building relationships with one another!