Calgary =>

Focus Area

Culture & Language Circle

Region: Calgary




The Elders feel this is an important Circle so community and youth do not lose touch with their culture and language.


#13 “We call upon the federal government to acknowledge that Aboriginal rights include Aboriginal Language.”

#14iv “The preservation, revitalization, and strengthening of Aboriginal languages and cultures are best managed by Aboriginal people and communities.”

Believing that this Declaration is a further important step forward for the recognition, promotion and protection of the rights and freedoms of Indigenous peoples and in the development of relevant activities of the United Nations systems in this field.

Recognizing and reaffirming that Indigenous individuals are entitled without discrimination to all humans recognized in international law, and that Indigenous peoples possess collective right which are indispensable for their existence, well-being and integral development as peoples,

Article 12
1. Indigenous peoples have the rights to manifest, practice, develop and teach their spiritual and religious traditions, customs and ceremonies; the right to maintain, protect, and have access in privacy to religious and cultural sites; the right to use and control of ceremonial objects; and the rights to the repatriation of their human remains.