The First Peoples’ Cultural Council is excited to share a video featuring interviews with FPCC’s CEO and language champions as they respond to the news that $50 million will be invested in Indigenous languages by the Government of B.C. The new funding was announced at a press conference at the Royal BC Museum on March 16, 2018.
“This is one of the most positive steps that I have seen so far in regard to reconciliation with First Nations people,” said STOLȻEȽ John Elliott, co-founder of FirstVoices.com and a SENĆOŦEN language leader.
With the new funding, FPCC will expand community immersion programs that support the development of fluent speakers of Indigenous languages. These include the Mentor-Apprentice and Pre-school Language Nest programs.
“The work is so important because it’s going to strengthen us as communities, as Indigenous people and really change the future for us,” said Tracey Herbert, CEO at FPCC.
Watch now (3-minute video)
Read the press release: B.C. Investment in Indigenous Language Revitalization.