It seems that Canada’s Indigenous languages milieu has created quite a following amongst non-Indigenous professionals immigrating to Canada and are trying hard to integrate into Canadian society by learning an Indigenous language.

Junaid Khan is an Ecologist who immigrated from Pakistan 20 years ago and started working with Anishinaabe, Joe Pitawanakwat who is a plant expert. Khan is a CFR Advisory Committee Member. Both Khan and Pitawanakwat decided to produce a pamphlet, cataloguing birds species in Anishinaabemowin at a free class offered by the Native Canadian Centre in Toronto.

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