On June 24-26, 2019, the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation (FPCF) and the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC), in partnership with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, welcomed delegates to HELISET TŦE SḰÁL (pronounced ha-LEE-sut-te-skwayl) – ‘Let the Languages Live’ – 2019 International Conference on Indigenous Languages focused on the revitalization of Indigenous languages, held in Victoria, B.C.
This page will share information about the conference proceedings and also provide links to resources, programs and funding to support community language revitalization work.
View the conference keynote and panel sessions online: Conference Video Links Links to presenter papers and resources will be posted after the conference.
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About the First Peoples’ Cultural Council:
FPCC is a First Nations-led provincial Crown corporation with a mandate to support the revitalization of Indigenous languages, arts, cultures and heritage in British Columbia. The organization provides funding, resources and training to communities, monitors the status of First Nations languages, develops policy recommendations for First Nations leadership and government and collaborates with organizations on numerous special projects that raise the profile of arts, languages, cultures and heritage in B.C., Canada and internationally. For more information, visit: fpcc.ca
FPCC’s Language Programs and Resources:
Learn More About FPCC Language programs: FPCC Programs
Access FPCC language program and planning resources: Language Resources
Learn more about online language revitalization tools: FirstVoices
Past and recent Report on the Status of B.C. First Nations Languages: Status Reports
FPCC outreach and regional coaching sessions: Regional Language Coaches
Language Program Funding Opportunities: FPCC Language Grants
Media Coverage of the Conference:
June 24, 2019 CBC On the Island: Interview with Dr. Lorna Williams
June 24, 2019 Canadian Press: The world’s Indigenous speakers gather
June 24, 2019 CFAX radio: International Indigenous Language Conference
June 24, 2019 Radio-Canada: Interview with Sébastien Goupil, CCUNESCO
June 24, 2019 The Georgia Straight: Global summit in Victoria
June 25, 2019 Check News Victoria: Hundreds gather for largest ever Indigenous conference
June 28, 2019 APTN News: Advocates unite in B.C.