BC partners with higher ed institutions on First Nations language degree

February 14, 2017

BC has announced that it is funding the development of a new degree, titled the Indigenous Language Fluency Degree, that will help preserve First Nations languages. Community consultations were undertaken by the First Nations Education Steering Committee and the Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association, who have partnered on this project with postsecondary institutions such as Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl Nisga’a, En’owkin Centre, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Northern British Columbia. The proposed degree program would include two years of language instruction in communities followed by two years at a public postsecondary institution. BC Colleges