From the article by Ryan Tumilty published by Metro on August 2, 2017:
Canada’s Indigenous languages may be seeing a recovery from the horrific damage done to them through residential schools, new census data indicates.
The data released Wednesday shows there are more people who speak Indigenous languages at home in Canada than people who recognize such a language as their mother tongue.
That data suggests that even people who didn’t grow up speaking an Indigenous language are learning it and bringing it home.
The difference is slight, with 228,770 people speaking an Indigenous language at home while 213,230 people recognize one as their mother tongue.