language and aboriginal treaty rights

  • cbc: Why treaty rights are worth fighting for–April 19, 1971–have things changed in 40 years? 400?
  • Canada in the Making–treaties and laws
  • did you know, according to ethnolgue, canada has over 90 languages, most of them aboriginal? a language is the spoken embodiment of a culture, a unique point of view. once it’s gone, it’s gone forever. unique in the enture universe.  no jurassic park dna technology can bring it back. languages and cultures, confronted by mcdisney, are going extinct faster than mammals or birds or amphibians–some say 50% will be lost by the end of the century. treaties between peoples are supposed to protect one’s language, one’s culture, one’s sense of identity. the huron carol married the cultures of two continents in 1643, but it wasn’t for nearly 350 years that marriage was celebrated.
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