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

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September 23, 2021

BC Ferries and the First Peoples’ Cultural Council announce Maynard Johnny Jr. as the artist for the new Salish Class vessel the Salish Heron.

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August 23, 2021

BC Ferries announces the names of the newest Island Class ferries. Island Nagalis and Island K’ulut’s will enter service in 2022.

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July 30, 2021

The First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation and Heritage BC are administering a new $30-million 150 Time Immemorial grant program that will fund projects that educate people about B.C.’s colonial past, advance…

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FPCC In the News

October 1, 2021 The Toronto Star: Ditidaht releases a video game to encourage language revitalization

September 30, 2021 Saanich News: Saanich Peninsula resident John Elliott is a leading voice in revitalizing language, culture

August 23, 2021 CTV NEWS: BC Ferries gives Indigenous names to newest hybrid vessels

August 6, 2021 Global News: Indigenous musicians across B.C. in the spotlight in online festival, Indigifest

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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.