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In historic first, Canada lawmaker addresses legislature in Indigenous language

ICYMI: Sol Mamakwa gave first-ever Indigenous-language speech to Ontario provincial legislature, following rule change

A First Nations lawmaker in Ontario has addressed the province’s legislature in Anishininiimowin, in a “historic” milestone that repudiates a centuries-long colonial “war” on Indigenous languages.

Sol Mamakwa, a New Democratic party member from the community of Kingfisher Lake First Nation, rose on Tuesday to give the province’s first-ever Indigenous language speech in Queen’s Park, telling colleagues the moment left him feeling “thankful and proud”. Continue reading…

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