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Facebook, YouTube and even texting will be the salvation of many of the world's endangered languages, scientists believe.
Of the 7,000 or so languages spoken on Earth today, about half are expected to be extinct by the century's end.
David Neel is a Native jewelry designer with over 20 years professional experience. He works with gold, silver, platinum and precious stones to create pieces that reflect the rich cultural heritage of his people, the Kwagiutl of Vancouver Island, Canada.
KLU’SKAP native art gallery is a dream come true for Pascal A. Pelletier. You could say he has ‘caught’ his dream! And others are catching on to his vision too. Pascal’s passion for the arts and First Nations’ culture is contagious.
WHY REPORT ON THE STATUS OF B.C.FIRST NATIONS LANGUAGES?
British Columbia is home to 60% of the First Nations
languages in Canada with 32 distinct languages. This
diverse wealth of languages is at risk, however, and every
First Nations language in B.C. is in danger of being lost.
This report provides concrete measures to record the
"Storytelling is the way we have communicated since our earliest ancestors gathered around a fire. The stories and anecdotes we share with one another are the way we let each other know who we are, where we come from, where we are going and, most importantly, what we care about." - Dana Atchley
The First Peoples' Heritage, Language and Culture Council, the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (MARR) and the New Relationship Trust (NRT) have come together in support of First Nations language and culture revitalization in British Columbia.