First Nations language revitalization in BC gets funding boost

October 22, 2014

BC non-profit New Relationship Trust (NRT) has committed $750,000 to the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) to launch the First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Project. The funding will enable increased language and cultural revitalization projects across the province, including mentor apprentice programs, support for educators to develop lesson plans, programs to develop long-term strategies for language revitalization, and projects that support traditional arts. One community, the Tseshaht First Nation, is planning a language nest immersion program for young children using the funds. “The funding from NRT has been essential to the success of arts and language revitalization in BC communities. We are grateful for the support of the NRT Board and their investment in the future of our BC First Nations art forms and languages,” said Tracey Herbert, Executive Director of FPCC. NRT News Release | Ha-Shilth-Sa