This particular blank space is waiting for members of the Ontario Library Association (OLA) community to fill it up, decorate it, contribute.
UNESCO has declared 2019 as the year of Indigenous Languages.
To celebrate and recognize First Nations, Métis and Inuit aligns with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, particularly those related to language and culture.
We at Open Shelf are interesting in learning how Ontario libraries will honour Indigenous languages in 2019: Please tell us by filling in this form. What you will be doing, when and how? … And could we feature the initiative(s) at your library in Open Shelf over the next year?
Statistics Canada estimates that there are approximately 60 languages in 12 language family groups in Canada and UNESCO has suggested there could be as many as 90.
Share your stories of these languages with us in 2019.