FPCC has started an Indigenous language translation registry in B.C for translation services. We invite all language speakers who are interested in sharing their language to join our Indigenous Language Translation Registry.
The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) is committed to the revitalization of Indigenous languages in B.C. and with your participation, we hope to engage with speakers from different communities to help support language translation work.
Across Turtle Island, municipalities, organizations and local agencies have expressed the desire to connect with Indigenous communities to learn more about the language and culture in their region.
The Indigenous Language Translation Registry is a way for us to connect language speakers with companies and organizations seeking language translation. When we receive a translation request, FPCC will provide the name and contact of the appropriate translator/translator(s) for that language. Requestors are asked to contact the translators directly to formally request translation. These requests are typically small translations consisting of a small number of words or phrases.
The registry uses a simple online form to record the speaker’s name, contact information, community and language that can be translated. Joining the registry is free, personal information remains private and contact information is only shared when a request for translation services is received. The registry will accept translators on an ongoing basis with no deadline, to ensure a growing resource for meaningful connections. You can also remove your name from the list at any time should you no longer want to participate.
Why sign up?
Providing Indigenous language translations, where appropriate, increases the visibility of the language and builds awareness with the wider public. This can also be a good way to build relationships and partnerships with other organizations. Translations projects can also be a good source of revenue to support language revitalization initiatives.
Based on rates for Indigenous language translation in other provinces, here are the suggested rates:
$50 for 1 – 5 words
$100 for 6 – 10 words
$200 for 11 – 50 words
*This is an example. Translation contract fees are to be negotiated between the requestor and translator.
Add your name to the registry.
Speakers of B.C. First Nations languages are invited to add their names to the list. Simply click this link forms.gle/2RgFM9DomXbbRym56 to complete a short online form. Participation in the registry is free, voluntary and your personal information is kept confidential until the relevant request is made.
Help spread the word.
Invite those in your network who are interested to participate and be added to the Registry. Spread the work on social media using the hashtag #FPCCTranslationRegistry
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