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First Voices: Episode 2

Lorna William (Contributed by: Canadian Council on Learning)
National Aboriginal Day is Thursday, and this week Daybreak is looking at efforts to keep aboriginal languages alive.

British Columbia is home to 34 First Nations languages -- that's 60 per cent of Canada's total -- but those languages are in danger of disappearing.

Only about five per cent of B.C.'s aboriginal people can speak their native language fluently.

Lorna Williams has dedicated her career to changing that.

She is the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Knowledge and Learning at the University of Victoria, and is also a member of the Lil'Wat First Nation near Lillooett.

Past Episodes of First Voices:
     - Episode 1: Kamloops teacher determined to save native tongue

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