Actions and Commitments: Call to Action # 14

Exploring Stakeholder: "Government of British Columbia"

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February 21, 2023

B.C. First Nations Languages Report Shows Increase in Language Learners, Needs Long-term Support

NationTalk: W̱JOȽEȽP, UNCEDED TERRITORY OF W̱SÁNEĆ NATION / BRENTWOOD BAY, B.C. – A comprehensive survey of B.C. First Nations languages reveals that investments in language revitalization are working, resulting in more B.C. First Nations people engaged in learning their language than was previously reported. Now in its fourth edition, the First Peoples’ Cultural Council’s (FPCC’s)...

August 2, 2018

First Nations Languages Report shows increase in language learners, urges action

B.C. First Nations Languages Report Shows Increase in Language Learners, Urges Action. The report gathered information from more than 137,653 First Nations people in B.C. Across the province, 34 unique First Nations languages and 93 dialects are spoken, more than any other province or territory in Canada. In 2018, only three per cent (3%) of Indigenous people in...

February 27, 2018

Funding for Indigenous languages

BC Government has committed $50M in funding toward preserving and revitalizing Indigenous languages throughout the province. Finance Minister Carole James pointed out that Indigenous languages in the province are under threat, emphasizing that B.C. is home to 60 per cent of First Nations languages in the country....

September 6, 2017

B.C. Cabinet and First Nations Leaders’ Gathering

The B.C. Cabinet and First Nations Leaders’ Gathering made it a priority to provide support to Indigenous communities seeking to revitalize connections to their languages. The revitalization of language is a human right as asserted within the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Programs and projects that will turn new speakers into fluent...

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