The First Peoples’ Cultural Council is pleased to present our 30th Anniversary Report. Since 1990, FPCC has supported the revitalization of Indigenous languages, arts and cultures in British Columbia. The organization has grown to be internationally recognized for its community-based approach to revitalization, program support, technical innovation, advocacy work, resource development and much more.
“We are witnessing a flourishing of Indigenous languages, arts and culture that is a testament to the dedication of communities,” says Cynthia Jensen Fisk (Laax Lo’op), FPCC Board Chair. “The voices of Indigenous people have brought attention to the importance of language, arts and cultural heritage and now communities have more strategies, funding and programs than ever before.”
As the only Indigenous-led Crown Corporation in Canada with a mandate to support Indigenous languages, arts and cultures, FPCC has delivered more than $60 million to First Nations communities and Indigenous people in B.C.
The FPCC 30th Anniversary Report includes:
- Program success stories
- Information about FPCC programs, special events and initiatives
- A timeline of key successes
- Images from FPCC events and grant participants
- FPCC research and resources
The FPCC Board and staff raise our hands to the Knowledge Keepers, Language Champions, Elders and teachers across B.C. who work hard to share their knowledge and pass it on the next generation of learners. This report is a record of all of the good work that has happened over the past 30 years and an inspiration for what is to come in the future.
View, download and share the report here.
We invite you to celebrate with us by sharing stories about how involvement with FPCC programs impacted your life or your community. You can get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have more to share and will add to this story over the next two weeks so please check back for updates.
FPCC is grateful to all of the funders and partners who have supported us over the years. Our work would not be possible without the support of our funders who enable us to deliver funding, training, resources and technology to grant recipients. For 2019/20 funding was provided by the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation, Aboriginal Neighbours, the BC Arts Council, the B.C. Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, the Canada Council for the Arts, Creative BC, Department of Canadian Heritage, Heritage Branch of the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Indigenous Services Canada, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, National Research Council Canada and Parks Canada Agency.
Thank you to Jack Plant for providing the cover image: Unity – featuring the Sua Cultural Program, Kitasoo and Xai’xais Nation, Sharing Traditional Arts Across Generations recipients.
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