The Oral Histories Program provides funding and training to help communities to record oral histories about how Indigenous communities in B.C. have survived and lived through difficult times.
Elders and Knowledge Keepers work with a family member or support person to share their stories. This program is funded by the Heritage Branch of BC, FLNRO.
The program is for Indigenous people from B.C. who are 19 years of age and over. Funding recipients need to have an existing relationship with an Elder or Knowledge Keeper in an Indigenous community in B.C. who will partner on this project, or an Elder or Knowledge Keeper and experience working with Indigenous history and cultural heritage; including lived experience. Collected stories will become part of a permanent, online living archive. The archive will inform future generations about how Indigenous communities and peoples adapt to challenges such as COVID-19 and climate change.
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If you have any questions or would like assistance with your grant application please contact the program staff listed at the bottom of this page. FPCC staff are available to answer questions about grant eligibility, project proposal ideas, what activities are permitted during COVID-19 restrictions, which program or grant may be best for your project and more.
Paulina’s experience includes supporting communities to safeguard cultural heritage and working across government to provide policy support. She worked in Yellowknife as a consultant and a community and regional land use planner.