the successor to The Prince's Charities
Canada with the name change occurring
in August) has undertaken several
initiatives to provide books and teaching
tools in a range of Native languages.
Announced in June the goal of that
initiative was to have five different books
for elementary school age children, distributed in
the Woodland Cree, Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, Saulteaux,
Dene, Nakota, Lakota, and Dakota languages.
The Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, His Honour the
Honourable Thomas W. Molloy, was present at the launch of
this initiative and stated that “The revival of Indigenous
culture and language is an important part of Reconciliation.
I believe that knowledge leads to understanding and
appreciation, and I also believe that Indigenous culture will
enrich our lives and make our province and our country
Another initiative in September saw a 2017 project extended
with funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage to
produce a total of eight books, audio and video in six different
languages on medical topics of concern to Indigenous
children in hospital or ill at home. Distribution will be
handled by the Manitoba Children’s Hospital Foundation
of Inuit to Wales to learn about language revitalization from
the Welsh experience.
The Prince's Trust Canada (and the Prince's Charities Canada
before it) do good work that rarely gets acknowledged. It
continues to uphold the spirit of the motto found on the
Prince of Wales' coat of arms; Ich Dien, "I serve".
A Kisaragi Colour