Community Outreach


We are here to help! Coaches at First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) assist First Nations communities, artists and organizations to help them to advance their work.

FPCC coaches work in the language and arts programs. They offer access to FPCC resources, encouragement and experience from working with people across the province.

Arts Community Outreach Coaching

The Arts Community Outreach Coach connects with Indigenous artists and organizations to increase access to FPCC programs and resources. She helps projects to address COVID-19 requirements and offers advice to help artists increase their profile.

The FPCC Arts Coach is Joanne Finlay (Moskm Gyaaks – White Caps on the Water), who is Tsimshian from Lax Kw’alaams and lives in Prince Rupert, B.C. If you are interested in meeting with Joanne please contact her at

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Language Revitalization Coaching

The health and safety of everyone involved in FPCC programs, especially our Elders, is a top priority for FPCC. We know that language planning and implementing language initiatives is a collective process and, we are grateful that technologies help us to stay connected with one another.

FPCC Language Revitalization Coaches are available to offer virtual support for First Nation communities and organizations in B.C. They can help communities build up their language revitalization initiatives through strategic language planning and by providing access to FPCC tools and resources. The coaches also offer ongoing project support and guidance to all FPCC grant recipients.

Meet our team: 

  • Arlene Deptuck belongs to the Ganhada (Raven) crest of the Kitsumkalum community and is grateful to live on Snuneymuxw ancestral lands. Inspired by her family’s near loss of Sm’algya̱x, she has been a lifelong advocate of Indigenous language revitalization in her 25 years working in the education and museum sectors.   
  • TE,LI,MET,ȾTEN Glenn Jim is W̱SÁNEĆ from W̱SÍKEM (Tseycum) First Nation in North Saanich. He grew up listening to stories about the work his family (Elders) did for the W̱SÁNEĆ and that encouraged him to help address the needs of his community as he grew up.
  • Quee-i-sook Thul-la-me-eh Magie-Mae Adams is W̱SÁNEĆ and Łingít, residing on the Coastal Ts’msyen territory in Prince Rupert, B.C. Her background includes providing effective capacity development that is created from community-based approaches that honour the knowledge and expertise within the community.

We are here to help!

FPCC coaches are committed to continue supporting FPCC-funded community language programs. As a result of COVID-19, the language coaches have adjusted their approach and can provide information about how to continue language revitalization work in a safe way during this time. FPCC coaches are available to connect virtually by phone, email, video chat, or other channels that work best for you.

To set up a virtual meeting, please contact us at:

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