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2 years 3 weeks
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2015 / PDF
The following pages outline the Commission’s central conclusions about the history and legacy of residential schools and identify both the barriers to reconciliation and the opportunities for constructive action that currently exist.
Author(s): The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
9 months 2 weeks
2015 / PDF
The Adams Lake First Nation invited the Centre for First Nations Governance (CFNG) to facilitate the second of two related workshops on Governance. This two-day workshop, “Governing our Lands and Ourselves” followed on the heal’s of the July 18 and 19th session.
Resource Producer: Adams Lake Indian Band
2 years 3 weeks
2015 / PDF
In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission makes the following calls to action...
Author(s): The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
2 years 3 weeks
2015 / PDF
For over a century, the central goals of Canada’s Aboriginal policy were to eliminate Aboriginal governments; ignore Aboriginal rights; terminate the Treaties; and, through a process of assimilation, cause Aboriginal peoples to cease to exist as distinct legal, social, cultural, religious, and racial entities in Canada. The establishment and operation of residential schools were a central element...
Author(s): The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
2 years 3 weeks
2008 / PDF
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Author(s): United Nations
3 years 7 months
2010 /
The heart of this book is a set of seven fundamental truths that for thousands of years have guided Coastal First Nations. Frank Brown and Y. Kathy Brown assembled these truths through interviews with and advice from elders from three different Coastal First Nations: Pauline Waterfall (Hilistis), from Heiltsuk, Gloria Cranmer-Webster (Wikalalisame’ga), from Namgis of the Kwakwaka’wakw, and Barb...
Author(s): . Frank Brown and Y. Kathy Brown
3 years 7 months
2010 /
The First Peoples' Council launched a report today that reveals the troubling state of B.C.'s First Nations languages.The report finds that:fluent First Nations language speakers make up a small and shrinking minority of the B.C. First Nations population8 languages are severely endangered and 22 are nearly extinctmost fluent speakers are over 65the majority of classroom teaching is insufficient...
3 years 7 months
2011 /
The SENĆOŦEN app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, images and videos.
3 years 7 months
2011 /
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 status of First Nations languages in B.C. with the hope of...
3 years 7 months
2010 /
First Nations communities across Canada have consistently expressed their commitment to maintaining and revitalizing their languages, and widespread efforts are underway to reach that goal. First Nations generally are striving to preserve the language base that exists by recording the invaluable language and cultural knowledge of First Nations Elders. At the same time, First Nations are working...

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