The First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council (the First Peoples' Council) is a provincial Crown Corporation formed by the government of British Columbia in 1990 to administer the First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Program. The First Peoples' Council is supported by legislation: the First Peoples Heritage, Language and Culture Act.
The mandate of the First Peoples' Council is to assist B.C. First Nations in their efforts to revitalize their languages, arts and cultures. During the past 19 years, the First Peoples' Council has successfully distributed over $20 million to British Columbia’s Aboriginal communities for language, arts and culture projects.
The First Peoples' Council is committed to providing communities with a high level of support and quality resources. Our cultural heritage, and the living expression of our identities, is integral to the health of all members of our Aboriginal communities,
as well as to the well-being of all British Columbians.