Prince’s Trust Canada recognizes the impact that language and culture have on identity and well-being, and the essential role played by language revitalization in the path to reconciliation.
From 2016 to 2020, we supported projects to revitalize and protect Indigenous languages. This work took various forms including developing partnerships to produce children’s books in Indigenous languages and has resulted in the distribution of close to 25,000 children’s books across 94 titles in 16 different languages.
These resources support elders, parents, teachers and healthcare providers as they share important lessons and inspire an interest in language learning among the youngest members of their communities.
This work wouldn’t have been possible without the creativity, talent and expertise from a number of Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors, illustrators and translators, and the support of our generous donors.
A special thanks to:
First Nations University of Canada
Government of Canada
Inuit Tapirit Kanatami
Andy & Valerie Pringle
The Printing House
SayITFirst and Mike Parkhill
One Laptop Per Child Canada
Yukon Native Language Centre
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation