February 21 is International Mother Language Day

Language is the backbone of many different cultures and to underline its significance, UNESCO’s General Conference proclaimed International Mother Language Day in 1999 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. In Saskatchewan, more than 70 different languages are spoken and over 2,600 students take courses from 64 community-based heritage language schools and 24 Hutterite schools in everything from Hebrew to Cree language. To learn about events taking place to mark the occasion, visit the Saskatchewan Organization for Heritage Languages website.