Thank you for the question. This is a very exciting initiative we're working on.
The Prime Minister announced in December at the AFN that, as a government, we would be co-developing the first legislation in 150 years on the protection, enhancement, and promotion of indigenous languages. That will also be the first legislation co-developed with indigenous organizations in 150 years.
There are 90 different languages and dialects in Canada. This, of course, presents an opportunity, but also a lot of difficulties because the state of various indigenous languages is different. We'll be working on this important work with three important national organizations: the Métis, the Inuit, and the AFN. We would like to introduce legislation before the end of our mandate to make sure we have legislation to protect these important languages.
In the meantime, we also examined how we could create a bridge to ensure funding for various aboriginal languages. Several of them are in jeopardy. Their vitality is flagging.