Celebrating Indigenous Languages Month 2022
Yellowknife — February 1, 2022
February is Indigenous Languages Month in the Northwest Territories (NWT). This year’s theme is “Let’s Go Fishing,” recognizing the important role of our sacred land and resources in cultural traditions, identity and community.
Indigenous Languages Month highlights the NWT’s nine official Indigenous languages and honours the culture and knowledge that each language has carried on for generations. This year’s event is celebrated in partnership with the NWT Literacy Council and encourages all residents to learn about our official Indigenous languages and speak them with pride.
During the month of February, we encourage everyone to celebrate Indigenous languages by speaking in the language of their community or region at home, work or school.