“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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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)…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
FPCC In the News
May 4, 2021 IndigiNews: All that we know grows from the words of our ancestors
April 16, 2021, e-know.ca: 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 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.