Government announcement of $50 million for Indigenous language revitalization in B.C.

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“I am now a holder of the language as a speaker. Language is at the core of who we are, our history and our laws. As Indigenous people, it sets the parameters for how we live and take care of ourselves. “

Tracey Kim Bonneau, MAP Apprentice, Syilx Nation in Penticton

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February 22, 2021

FPCC News Release – The First Peoples’ Cultural Council received $4 million in Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program (CERIP) funding to support Indigenous-led heritage infrastructure projects. This is the first-ever…

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FPCC in the News

February 16, 2021, Toronto Star: Endangered or a language in hiding?

February 14, 2021, North Shore News: Squamish Nation Elder turns to music project to soothe pandemic blues

February 12, 2021, Delta Optimist: Tsawwassen First Nation opens new youth centre

January 20, 2021, CBC Radio All Points West: Vancouver Island’s Indigenous Languages.

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Emmy McMillan

Emmy McMillan is a descendent of settlers and grew up in the Cariboo region near Canim Lake B.C. She has years of experience in historical research and working with Indigenous communities. She has been with FPCC since 2018 and has a passion for telling stories and capturing images that share the incredible work happening in FPCC programs.