FPCC held regional sessions in May and June 2017 to talk about the promised Indigenous languages legislation for Canada. These sessions were held in Kelowna, Prince George, Richmond, Nanaimo and Terrace. Our goal was to ensure that B.C. language experts would be well-informed so that when the national Assembly of First Nations (AFN) conducted its consultations, everyone would be prepared to provide input.
FPCC compiled a report containing the information we gathered at these sessions, and First Nations communities are also encouraged to develop their own position papers to submit to the Minister of the Department of Canadian Heritage and the National AFN.
Download FPCC’s Community Report and a PDF of the Presentation Slides:
FPCC also partnered with the national Assembly of First Nations for their Engagement Session on the Indigenous Languages Initiative for British Columbia and Yukon First Nations. This session was held in Vancouver, B.C. on June 22-23, 2017.
Download a PDF of the Presentation Slides: