FPCC Reports and Resources on Indigenous Language Legislation

FPCC Updates on the Legislation

FPCC’s Presentation to the Senate of Canada Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, April 3, 2019

FPCC’s Presentation to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, February 19, 2019

Briefing Note on the Federal Language Legislation for B.C. Political Representatives, April 27, 2018

Update on Indigenous Languages Legislation, November 2017 

FPCC Report on the Legislation

FPCC has drafted its own report as a technical organization with experience supporting community-based language revitalization. This report outlines our priorities and recommendations for the proposed legislation. This report has been submitted to National Chief Perry Bellegarde, and the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly. 

Download the Report: A Framework for Indigenous Language Legislation

FPCC Rationale for Supporting the Legislation

We recognize that not everyone is supportive of this proposed new legislation. However, FPCC believes that this is an important opportunity for Indigenous languages in Canada. 

Download the One-Page Rationale: Rationale for Supporting Federal Indigenous Languages Legislation 

Language Diversity in B.C.

FPCC has prepared a discussion paper about the linguistic diversity of B.C., which is a crucial consideration in the development of the legislation and language funding models.

Download the discussion paper: Recognizing the Diversity of B.C.’s First Nations Languages