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Indigenous languages ‘marginalized all the time’ in Canada: Mary Simon – larongeNOW

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 202219 Views

May 11, 2022

KANGIQSUALUJJUAQ, Que. — Think of your morning routine — after your alarm goes off and before breakfast, you probably unlock your phone and check emails, social media, text messages. The constant connection is a habit.

But in Canada’s North, that isn’t the reality much of the time. There’s no service on most major cell carriers in the Nunavik region of northern Quebec. Locals are used to wifi dropping out or slowing down.

On Tuesday a student from a Kangiqsualujjuaq school asked Gov. Gen. Mary Simon about a letter her classmates sent last fall about the poor internet access in their community — the village near where Simon was born.

Read More: https://larongenow.com/2022/05/11/indigenous-languages-marginalized-all-the-time-in-canada-mary-simon/

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