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SOHL Shares Current Challenge

Saskatchewan Organization of Heritage Languages (SOHL) announced that after 25 years of support, the Government of Saskatchewan discontinued its funding to SOHL’s popular heritage language program. While it still receives ongoing operational support from the Culture Section of Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation, SOHL is left with a serious financial challenge if it hopes to continue supporting over 80 heritage language schools throughout the province. Heritage language programs not only help immigrants, refugees and their descendants, but are very important Saskatchewan’s Indigenous peoples, particularly the youth, in helping to retain culture, identity and traditions that are so important for positive individual and community growth. On February 9, 2016, SaskCulture provided a detailed response to the Minister of Education. For more information on SOHL, visit SOHL's website.