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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. “

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July 26, 2021

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council hosts INDIGIFEST 2021, a virtual celebration of Indigenous music, arts and culture from across British Columbia – live music broadcast online every Thursday evening in…

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June 29, 2021

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council and the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation have released a joint statement on residential schools urging increased government support for First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities as we grieve…

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June 21, 2021

CBC Radio BC Today discusses learning Indigenous languages with Wawmeesh Hamilton with FPCC Language Revitalization Coach Glenn Jim. Interview starts at 21:00 min CBC BC Today Radio

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June 15, 2021 CBC News: New interactive map shares Indigenous arts, language and culture throughout B.C.

June 15, 2021 CBC Radio All Points West: First Peoples’ Cultural Council launches interactive map of Indigenous arts, language, and culture

June 16, 2021 CHEK News: First Peoples’ Cultural Council launches new interactive map showcasing Indigenous cultures

June 16, 2021 CTV News: First-of-its-kind online map highlights Indigenous culture, language in B.C.

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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.