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

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April 18, 2024

Response to Federal Budget 2024 The First Peoples’ Cultural Council expresses concern over budget’s limited support for First Nations language revitalization in B.C.  For media enquiries please contact media@fpcc.ca

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April 02, 2024

Jonathan Hunt House and Our Living Languages reopen to visitors at the Royal BC Museum For media enquiries please contact media@fpcc.ca

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February 21, 2024

FirstVoices celebrates International Mother Language Day with the launch of a new version of its free, open-source, Indigenous language platform. For media enquiries please contact media@fpcc.ca

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FPCC In the News

May 11, 2024, Times Colonist: Indigenous language advocate says federal budget falls short

April 12, 2024, Global News: Could UNESCO cultural list help safeguard Indigenous heritage in Canada?

April 03, 2024, New Westminster Record: Royal B.C. Museum reopens some exhibits in First Peoples Gallery

March 24, 2024, Global News: Protecting and Revitalizing Indigenous Languages

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In response to media outlets and journalists being censored by Bill C-18, we regularly post a News Roundup featuring recent stories highlighting revitalization efforts for Indigenous languages, arts and heritage.

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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.