The conference will give participants the opportunity to learn about the situation of Aboriginal languages at the national and international levels. It will also present various projects that a number of communities have undertaken to preserve their languages. Participants will be able to discuss the possibilities for carrying out similar actions. The FNEC is planning to conclude the event with the formulation of recommendations and an action plan for preserving and revitalizing the languages of the Aboriginal communities in Quebec.
To make sure the issues are approached from a broader perspective, the FNEC is inviting experts from other countries to take part in the conference. Indeed, preserving Aboriginal languages is a matter of international concern.
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The FNEC will also be inviting artists and craftspersons from the communities to present their work at the conference. First Nation people from across Canada and around the world are encouraged to join in this event by watching and sharing their thoughts on-line in the live chat portion of the webcast.
FNEC is working with K-Net to make this event available for everyone interested in protecting and developing Aboriginal languages.