Indigenous Languages Month

ILM Giveaways

Have you joined our Indigenous Languages Month Facebook group?

You can post videos and photos for your Bingo Card, and take part in ILM contests and giveaways. #NWTILM



Bingo Contest Update

First prize is a $500 gift certificate for Weaver & Devore or Canadian Tire! If you win, you can choose how to spend your $500 on supplies for you next fishing trip.

Use social media to tell us what you will buy if you win! #NWTILM

February is Indigenous Languages Month. It’s a time to celebrate the NWT’s Indigenous languages and encourage people to learn about and use them.

In the NWT we are very fortunate – we live in a land rich in languages and cultures. We have 11 official languages – nine of those are Indigenous, the other two are French and English. For Indigenous languages to survive and thrive, it’s important to promote their use every day – at home, in the community and at work.

We have Indigenous language resources, including ones to help you celebrate Indigenous Languages Month.

Take part in the Indigenous Languages Month activities in your community. This year, the theme is ‘Let’s Go Fishing’. All month long we will be celebrating our 9 official Indigenous Languages with contests, giveaways, fun activities and more. 

Keep checking this page for updates on our Bingo Contest!


Fish Chowder

An easy and delicious recipe in all the official languages of the NWT.

Click on the picture of the recipe card to download.


Dëne Sųłıné/Chipewyan



Dinjii Zhu’ Ginjik/Gwich’in




Dene Kede/North Slavey

Dene Zhatıé/South Slavey



All month long, you can play Bingo to celebrate your Indigenous Language and win prizes.

It’s Indigenous Languages Month 2022!  This year, our theme is ‘Let’s Go Fishing.’ All month long, you can play Bingo to celebrate your Indigenous Language and win.  There are guaranteed prizes for adults & youth in every community as well as draws for bigger prizes.  Stay tuned to learn more about prizes! #NWTILM

How to Play: 

Your Indigenous language can be the one your family speaks or is the language spoken in the community that you live in. Take a photo or scan your Bingo card and send to:

All entries must be received by February 28.

Adults: 1 line = 1 entry, 2 lines = 2 entries, etc. blackout = 8 entries
Youth:  1 line = 1 entry, 2 lines = 2 entries, etc. blackout = 5 entries

For this contest a youth is someone 17 years old or younger.