Copyright, Usage & Privacy Policy

Who we are

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) is a provincial Crown Corporation formed by the government of British Columbia in 1990 to administer the First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Program. The First Peoples‘ Cultural Council is supported by legislation: First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Act. The mandate of FPCC is to assist B.C. First Nations in their efforts to revitalize their languages, arts and cultures.

Terms of Use Agreement

By accessing the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) website, you agree to our terms for use and you agree these terms constitute a binding contract between the user and FPCC.


The following policy governs the operation and management of the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) website and all associated FPCC websites.

Copyright © 2020, First Peoples’ Cultural Council

All rights reserved.

This material is owned by the FPCC and protected by copyright law. It may not be reproduced or redistributed without the prior written permission of FPCC.

Any commercial use of the data and materials on this website in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, is specifically forbidden unless you have the prior written authority of the owner of the copyright

Users may, subject to these Terms and Conditions, print or otherwise save individual pages for private use. However, FPCC-created materials on this website may not be modified or altered in any respect, merged with other data or published in any form, in whole or in part.


To request permission to reproduce all or part of any other materials on this website, please contact 250-692-5952.


The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) logo is owned by First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC). FirstVoices and the FirstVoices logo are registered word-marks owned by First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation (FPCF). The FirstVoices word-marks are used to identify Indigenous language services provided by FirstVoices staff and members of associated Indigenous language communities collaborating with FPCC on the development of language archives.

Other trademarks used on the FPCC websites may be owned by project funders, sponsors, supporters, and other third parties. Nothing contained on this site gives any user the right or license to use any trademark displayed on this site without the express permission of the owner.

Links & Frames

All links to any FPCC website must be accompanied by a prominent notice which makes it clear to a browser that the link leads to a website of the First Peoples’ Cultural Council.

No materials, names or marks may be used with the link to give the erroneous impression to a user that the individual, entity or website is somehow affiliated with FPCC or the FirstVoices web site.

No technology may be used to display the content of the FPCC web site in a frame or in any other manner that is different from how it would appear if a user typed the URL into the browser line. The link must result in a new, fully functional, full screen browser window occupied solely by the pages created by the FPCC website.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

About your privacy

FPCC is committed to protecting your privacy. We collect, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) and other applicable legislation.

‘Personal information’ is defined broadly in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act as recorded information about an identifiable individual, other than contact information, which is the information used to contact a person at a place of business.

We collect information about your visit, including personal information, through the use of audit logs and cookies.


A cookie is a small file stored on your computer by your web browser when using some websites.

If you visit our website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Some cookies will remain on your computer for only as long as your browser remains open, or until you delete them off your computer. Other cookies will remain on your computer so that you may be recognized when you return to the website.

What data we collect

The information collected is:

  • The web browser and operating system you are using (e.g. Vista, XP, Safari).
  • The date and time of the visit.
  • The pages or services accessed.
  • If you were on another website before visiting the FPCC website, the URL (web address) of that previous website if it referred you to the FPCC website.
  • The URL (web address) of the first website you visit immediately upon leaving the FPCC website if you were referred to that website by the FPCC website.
  • The Internet Protocol (IP) network domain name (e.g. and address (e.g. of the computer you are using. IP address and domain are identifiers that may be used to distinguish between users and identify your internet service provider or your computer itself.

Contact forms

The information our newsletter form, and any other online forms on our website, is collected under the authority of Sections 26(c) and 27(1)(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act so we may address your request. Questions about the collection of information can be directed to

Embedded content from other websites

Some content on this site includes embedded content from other websites, including links to social media sites, videos, images, articles, and other websites. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

Once you leave our website, or if you interact with embedded content, the FPCC privacy statement does not apply. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How we protect your data

The personal information collected is used only by authorized FPCC employees in the performance of their duties and for the purpose that it was originally collected. We will not sell or trade any personally identifiable information that may be collected from our website and will not disclose such information to third parties except as authorized by law.

We protect your personal information by making reasonable security arrangements against risks such as unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure or disposal. Specifically, access to systems, applications and the collected data is restricted to authorized personnel only. Any personal information collected and used for identifying user trends (e.g. IP address) is aggregated and made anonymous during report generation.

How long we retain your data

Some cookies will remain on your computer for only as long as your browser remains open, or until you delete them off your computer. Other cookies will remain on your computer so that you may be recognized when you return to the website.

For users that register for our newsletter, we also store the personal information they provide so you can receive the communications you request. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have provided us with information to subscribe to our newsletter, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including this data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. To get access to this data please email

Opting out of collection of your personal information

Your browser may permit you to disable cookies, but you cannot opt out of the information collected for audit purposes. Also, your decision to disable cookies may impair your ability to browse, read, and download information. If you choose not to use our website, you will be able to access our services by other methods such as personal contact, email or mail.

Changes to our privacy statement

FPCC may revise this Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect changes to our website. As a result, you should visit this page periodically to review the contents.

Additional information


This information is provided as a public service by the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC), 1A Boat Ramp Road, Brentwood Bay, B.C., V8M 1N9.

This website and all of the information it contains are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied. All implied warranties, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement, are hereby expressly disclaimed. Links and references to any other websites are provided for information only and listing shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind. The FPCC is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites and does not endorse the content, products, services or views expressed within them.

Limitation of Liabilities

Under no circumstances will the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) be liable to any person or business entity for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other damages based on any use of this website or any other website to which this site is linked, including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, or loss of programs or information, even if the FPCC has been specifically advised of the possibility of such damages.