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June 15, 2021

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council Launches New, Interactive First Peoples’ Map of B.C. – the only online platform showcasing Indigenous languages, arts and cultures. The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC)…

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April 13, 2021

B.C.’s music industry gets an encore. People and companies in B.C.’s music industry can plan for the future with $22.5 million dedicated to the sector over the next three years…

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March 23, 2021

BC Ferries and First Peoples’ Cultural Council Announce Name of New Salish-Class Vessel and Call for Artists for Vessel Artwork In recognition of the Coast Salish as the traditional stewards…

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FPCC In the News

May 4, 2021 IndigiNews: All that we know grows from the words of our ancestors

April 16, 2021, Amplify BC coffers beefed up

March 23, 2021, CHEK News: BC Ferries announce name of new Salish-Class vessel, call for artist designs

March 17, 2021, Government of Canada: A Week Focused on Indigenous-Led Efforts to Reclaim, Revitalize, Maintain and Strengthen Indigenous Languages: Highlights of New Projects Funded in Western Canada

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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.