First Peoples’ Map

February 27, 2020

We are all connected. The First Peoples’ Map is a living and interactive online map that represents our interconnected languages, arts, and cultural heritage throughout B.C.

The map can be used to view language regions, Indigenous place names, artists and community landmarks. You can hear the pronunciation of places, languages, greetings and more. All 34 languages are represented.

Users can explore the map by focusing on specific locations or by defining their search with keywords and filters.

The First Peoples’ Map was created by First Peoples’ Cultural Council with First Nations communities and Indigenous artists, language champions, Elders, Knowledge Keepers and cultural workers.

Languages

Visit the map to learn about the current status of the 34 First Nations languages in B.C. Based on the knowledge of community language experts, the map shows the area where our languages live.

Arts

In the arts section, you can see profiles of Indigenous artists and arts groups with images, video and sound. Heritage content includes important places, spaces and landmarks based on community knowledge and values. The map also provides a place for artists and groups to share information about upcoming events.

Heritage

Information about cultural heritage is being added over time. The FPCC Oral Histories Program will provide more information about cultural heritage for the map in the coming months.

Get involved!

Participate – Work with artists, Elders and Knowledge Keepers to record and upload files to build map content for your community. Resources may include audio, video, images or note files, community landmarks, cultural sites and art spaces.
Learn and Teach – Find important places, create a video tutorial and use this map to share resources with others in your community.
Provide feedback – Receive notifications for new content in your areas of interest. Let us know how the map is working for you. Send an email to maps@fpcc.ca