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# Language and identity, language and the land

BC Studies; Vancouver Iss. 131,  (Autumn 2001): 39-55.

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How then does the dominant English-speaking population of Canada1 comprehend statements like that quoted above in the Principles for Revitalization'? Steeped in a fundamentally different ideology and value system, how is the impassioned First Nations discourse on the profound impact of language loss to be understood within mainstream society? How can the Principles which underlie Linguistic Justice for First Nations' be appropriately recognized within the predominantly English-speaking classrooms of British Columbia in...