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

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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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June 14, 2022

B.C. invests close to $35 million in First Nations language, arts, culture and heritage. New provincial funding for the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) and the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation…

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February 25, 2022

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council Foundation announces the First-Ever Indigenous Cultural Heritage Endowment awarded by the Province. For media inquiries contact media@fpcc.ca.

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January 31, 2022

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council Announces Indigenous Arts Scholarship Recipients. Over $290,000 in scholarships support education and mentorships for Indigenous artists in B.C.  To view and download images for media click here. For media inquiries contact media@fpcc.ca.

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August 16, 2022, Alaska Highway News: Healing gardens sown at Tse’k’wa

June 14, 2022, Times Colonist: Province invests $35M in Indigenous languages, arts revitalization

May 29, 2022, Energetic City: Tse’K’Wa field school uncovers several artifacts

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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.