We are here to offer support! Coaches at the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) assist First Nations communities and organizations with resources and guidance to advance their work in cultural revitalization.
Revitalization Planning Coaches
FPCC’s Revitalization Planning Coaches are available to offer support for First Nation communities and organizations in B.C. The Coaches provide leadership through subject matter expertise, ongoing project support and the sharing of good practices. In addition, they facilitate peer-to-peer knowledge exchanges and networking opportunities for communities.
The Coaches are available in-person and virtually to listen and engage with community representatives to consider each community’s unique circumstances and challenges. They offer skills-based training and professional development that is tailored to each community’s strengths and needs.
What do the Coaches support?
The Coaches specialize in strategic and project planning for language, arts and heritage revitalization. You can contact the Coaches for any questions related to the revitalization of these areas, for mentorship support, or to act as a liaison. Below are some examples of frequently asked questions:
- How do I start a language, arts or heritage revitalization initiative?
- What is a Language Status Assessment and why do I need to do one?
- What are the most effective strategies for language, arts or heritage revitalization?
- How can I get through this unexpected circumstance that is impacting my community’s cultural revitalization program?
- How can I get my community interested and mobilized for language, arts or heritage revitalization?
- How do I create a long-term vision for our community’s cultural revitalization?
- What is important to consider when developing a work/project plan?
- What are the roles and responsibilities of a language planner, or other roles within cultural revitalization?
Meet the Coaches
Magie-Mae ȻI,ESUḰ ŦELOMIYE Adams
Manager, Community Coaching/Revitalization Planning Coach
Magie-Mae’s lineage is W̱SÁNEĆ, Łingít and Mexican. She resides on the Coastal Ts’msyen territory in Lax Kxeen (Prince Rupert, B.C.) Magie-Mae has experience working and living in an urban setting, and within her First Nation community. Her background includes 8+ years of experience in provincial-level community engagement and coaching with First Nations people and organizations. She provides effective capacity strengthening built from community-based approaches that honour the knowledge and expertise within the community.
She received her Executive Master of Business Administration in Indigenous Business and Leadership (EMBA-IBL) from Simon Fraser University. The EMBA-IBL builds on her current position with the First Peoples’ Cultural Council, previous roles with the First Nations Health Authority, SȾAUTW̱ First Nation, and 10 years of senior management experience in the private sector.
TE,LI,MET,ȾTEN Glenn Jim
Revitalization Planning Coach
Glenn is W̱SÁNEĆ from W̱SÍKEM (Tseycum) in North Saanich, B.C. He grew up listening to stories about the traditional lifestyle of his W̱SÁNEĆ ancestors and of the activist work his family (Elders) did for the W̱SÁNEĆ people over the last century. This cultural worldview encouraged him to look at the issues and needs of his community as he grew up, which led him into helping in those areas.
Glenn’s 35+ year career as an educator, community leader, front-line service provider, and presently, as a Revitalization Planning Coach has been guided by SNIU, the teachings of his S,ELEW̱ÁÁN, and the Elders. Sharing this cultural knowledge with W̱ILṈEW̱, the First Nations People he works alongside, has enabled him to create a special relationship with communities on their cultural revitalization journey.
stimaat Carleen August
Revitalization Planning Coach
stimaat thunu sne. ‘een’thu stimaat tun’ni’stun utl’ quw’utsun. Carleen is from the Quw’utsun territory, her traditional name is Stimaat. She was born and raised within the Quw’utsun Territory. Her background includes community engagement and communications. Prior to joining FPCC she worked for the Cowichan Watershed Society specifically on the Koksilah Watershed Plan, a government-to-government signing agreement that took place. During this time, she had the honour of coordinating the event and planning. Carleen has organized and carried-out several gatherings, forums, and community events throughout her academic and professional career. She has also promoted teamwork to plan, hosted, and has supervised events.
By recognizing distinctive differences and unique societal norms, Carleen has developed close relationships with local cultural organizations. She is skilled in seeking out opportunities for how to create streamlined and efficient operations. In a more conventional sense, Carleen also had the good fortune to grow up in a family that builds traditional war canoes and engaged in canoe paddling, where healthy living and the use of traditional war canoes are ways of life. These connections have allowed her to contribute to the globalization of canoe paddling and to learn about other Indigenous cultures.
We are here to support!
FPCC Coaches are committed to supporting cultural revitalization programs for B.C. First Nations. As a result of COVID-19, the Coaches have adjusted their approach and can provide information about how to continue cultural revitalization work in a safe way when necessary. They are available to connect virtually by phone, email, video chat, in-person or other channels that work best for you.
To set up a coaching session, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org