We are pleased to share the FPCC annual report: 2022–23 Year in Review. This report details our cultural revitalization activities over the past year and celebrates the work of the people, communities and organizations we serve.
We are honoured to collaborate with First Nations people in B.C. who are leading the way in revitalizing their languages, arts, cultures and heritage. We are happy to report that this year, FPCC delivered a record-breaking $30.7 million in grants to support this work!
Language Program Highlights:
“We are very grateful for the FPCC coach. One-on-one check-ins have helped TREMENDOUSLY in moving us forward with our language plan.” – Emily Bryant, Language Coordinator for Kitsumkalum Indian Band
- Supported 404 grants with over $18 million in funding
- Provided language training to 1,634 people
- Offered 3,665 language immersion opportunities
- Supported communities to develop 2,903 language resources
Arts Programs Highlights:
“FPCC is so great. I feel so supported and cared for and like my dreams are valuable! This project is a huge contributor to my growth as a knowledgeable businessperson.” – Music Program participant Krystal Loverin (artist name Edzi’u)
- Supported 272 grants with $5.4 million in funding
- Received 385 arts applications
- Provided opportunities for 4,214 people to get involved in the arts
Heritage Program Highlights:
“Being on the trail is magical in many ways. It’s helped me in my journey to better understand myself, to know what I need to see my life clearly. Children, Elders and myself – the positive impact and the uplifting joy I see is amazing. A safe, sacred place for everyone.” – Harvey Jack, Stz’uminus Sxwi’em’ Shelh Story Trail Program – Sense of Place Land-based Education, supported by the Heritage Infrastructure Program
- Supported 126 grants with over $6.1 million in funding
- Provided training and mentorship opportunities to 1,743 people
- Supported communities to document 444 B.C. First Nations cultural practices
- Investment of $35 million from the Province of B.C. to support FPCC and programs
- Launch of Language and Heritage Toolkit Sites
- Release of the Report on the Status of B.C. First Nations Languages, Fourth Edition
- Ongoing development of resources and research reports available in the FPCC Resource Library
The FPCC annual report is delivered to communities, funders, and First Nations leadership as well as provincial and federal elected representatives each year.
FPCC is committed to securing long-term, sustainable funding for B.C. First Nations communities to support cultural revitalization for generations to come.
“Over the next year and beyond, FPCC will be developing new projects to better support communities. This includes research to track the vitality of B.C. First Nations arts and heritage and a study to understand the costs of repatriation for B.C. First Nations. There is much more work to be done. We will continue to partner with communities to ensure this positive momentum continues.” – Tracey Herbert, CEO, FPCC
Check out the 2022-23 Year in Review video which celebrates the projects completed across B.C.
We thank Saltwater Hank for use of his song ‘Ba’wis” from the album G̱al’üünx Wil Lu Holtga Liimi.
Please click here to view and download the 2022-23 Year in Review and a list of all 2022-23 grant recipients and summaries of their projects.
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Thank You to our Funders and Partners
We would like to thank our funders: The First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation, B.C. Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Department of Canadian Heritage, BC Arts Council, Creative BC, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, United Church of Canada, Tamalpais Trust through RSF Social Finance, B.C. Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills, Anglican Church of St. John the Divine, Anglican Diocese of British Columbia, and the Anglican Foundation (Catholic Apostolic Universal Church Trust Fund).
We would also like to thank the Rediscovery T’aalan Stl’ang program in Haida Gwaii, supported by the FPCC Heritage Program’s Braided Knowledge Grant, for providing the cover image. Waahlaal Giidaak (Jay Bellis), who is also an FPCC Individual Artist recipient, created the artwork as part of this project.
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Do you have a story about the work your community is doing to revitalize First Nations languages, cultural heritage and Indigenous arts in B.C.? We want to hear from you! Please send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and check back as we post more stories about the good work being done across the province.
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