AMC calls on feds to include Indigenous languages in bilingual bonus program 
AMC calls on feds to include Indigenous languages in bilingual bonus program 

By Dave Baxter  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter First Nations leaders are speaking out after learning that Indigenous languages will not be included in a federal program that gives extra cash to bilingual public servants, saying the feds need to do a whole lot more to show First Nations language speakers in Canada are “as valued as French and English Canadians.” “Canada’s choice to exclude First Nations does not support language reclamation and contradicts the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action, as well as the Indigenous Languages Act,” AMC Deputy Grand Chief Cornell McLean said in a news release reacting to last week’s news that the federal Treasury Board has no plans to expand a bonus currently paid to employees who speak English and French on the job,

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