The language program works to ensure the survival of the Aboriginal languages spoken within the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN). To maintain and reinforce the use of the Aboriginal languages, there is ongoing development of resource materials, workshops and active liaison and contact with the elders, educators and educational institutes within the NAN area. We provide, upon request, translation of documents, articles, reports, correspondence, etc., for government agencies, Native organizations and public and private sectors. We also provide, upon request, interpretation services in courts, social agencies, and meetings.
- To provide translation and interpretation services to Aboriginal organizations, communities, and people within the NAN area.
The spirit, culture, history, and philosophy of a people is passed on, and preserved, from generation to generation through language. Without the language, a culture cannot survive. Therefore, it is imperative that the knowledge and wisdom of our elders be regained and retained.