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Mohawk spoken in House of Commons

I just found this and thought I would share.

"Quebec Liberal MP has been quietly learning Mohawk over the last number of months......."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/liberal-mp-marc-miller-learning-mohawk-1.4141058

June 3, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

I wonder whether Duolingo, having tried and failed to develop courses in endangered North American languages with the support of the US government, should not perhaps try approaching the Canadian government instead.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MeltingPsychic

Duolingo, having tried and failed to develop courses in endangered North American languages with the support of the US government,

Have they? (tried that is)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

See https://www.duolingo.com/comment/12249447 and https://www.quora.com/What-would-it-take-to-start-a-partnership-with-a-Native-American-tribe-using-Duolingo%E2%80%99s-technology-to-propel-a-Language-Nest-initiative . There was also another thread, which I cannot find at the moment, where someone from Duolingo was quoted as saying that the bureaucratic requirements of the White House made it impossible to make any progress (or something to a similar effect), so they abandoned the idea. Perhaps someone else remembers where to find this post.

In any case, if the current Canadian Government has an official policy to promote indigenous languages and a non-trivial amount of money to spend on this (as per the article), it is conceivable that it might be somewhat easier to deal with.

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