Ethics of the Untranslatable: Role of Public Policies in Creating Justice for Indigenous Languages (II of IV)

Part II of our UN Forum series on Global Justice for Indigenous Languages In his impassioned speech during the first session of our symposium, Chief Wilton Littlechild described the trauma of his upbringing in at the Ermineskin Indian Residential School in Maskwacis, Alberta. These schools, which Chief Littlechild described as a “legislative form of assimilation,” were…

UN Forum: Global Justice for Indigenous Languages (I of IV)

On April 21, 2018, the GLJ initiative partnered with the United Nations to hold a symposium titled “Global Justice for Indigenous Languages.”  As 2019 is the UN-declared Year of Indigenous Languages, the event seemed fitting for something held a year in advance: a gathering of leaders in language revitalization, indigenous rights, and UN policy-makers to…