“We were very impoverished because our history was denied to us. So you can imagine all the work that we have to do still. That every community, very child that’s growing, should know its history and, as much as possible, its language.” – Alanis Obomsawin, filmmaker

“Indigenous languages across North America are under threat of extinction due to the colonial legacy of cultural erasure.” Linguist Lindsay Morcom, Queen’s University, Kingston.

“Women, under the Indian Act, were considered of little consequence, unless they were married to a status Indian. If they “married out” (1869 – 1985) to non-Indian or non-status Indian men, they lost their status, as did their children. If an Indian male “married out” they did not lose their status, and their wives and children gained status.”  – https://www.ictinc.ca/blog/what-is-indigenous-identity

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