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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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July 31, 2019

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) will host Indigifest, an Indigenous music, arts and culture festival at Esquimalt Gorge Park on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen peoples in Victoria,…

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June 24, 2019

Indigenous Languages Celebrated at Conference June 24-26 in Victoria B.C.

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February 21, 2019

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council Announces HELISET TŦE SḰÁL – ‘Let the Languages Live’ – 2019 International Conference on 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.