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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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February 22, 2021

FPCC News Release – The First Peoples’ Cultural Council received $4 million in Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program (CERIP) funding to support Indigenous-led heritage infrastructure projects. This is the first-ever…

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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

March 1, 2021, Windspeaker: Funding will help revitalize Indigenous cultural heritage 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.