Heritage Canada is providing $1.2 million over the next two years to support Indigenous broadcasting in Saskatchewan.

Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) is getting $600,000 in fiscal years 2024-25 and 2025-26 to continue to produce radio programming in English, Cree, Dene, and Michif. 

“Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation is grateful for the continued support given to its Indigenous Language Programming and takes pride in its major role played in enhancing and preserving the languages of Canada’s Indigenous peoples,”  MBC CEO Deborah A. Charles said. “We deeply appreciate the direct support  given to Indigenous culture and with the continued support from the Department of Canadian Heritage we will continue to fulfill our mandate to preserve and protect our languages.”

Radio programming in traditional languages such as Cree, Dene Michif is an important means of ensuring they are seen and heard as living languages within Aboriginal communities of Saskatchewan.

The Department of Canadian Heritage, which supports the full participation of Aboriginal peoples in Canadian society, and the promotion, revitalization, and preservation of Aboriginal languages and cultures. It also helps enable Aboriginal peoples to address the social, cultural, economic and political issues affecting their lives.