FirstVoices, an app created by B.C.'s First Peoples' Cultural Council, allows speakers of over 100 Indigenous languages to text and tweet in their traditional language.
The First Peoples' Cultural Council is now accepting applications to the following programs
for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
Application Deadline for all programs:
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014, 4:00pm
Grant Writing Webinars for all programs will be held on March 27th, 2014.
Oxford and Cambridge scholar, linguist Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann is calling for the Federal Government to financially compensate First Nations Peoples who had their languages “stolen” and to invest that compensation in reclaiming their languages.
A toolkit for service providers, Claire V. Crooks, Ph.D., Debbie Chiodo, M.A., Darren Thomas, BSc., 2009
The First Peoples' Council launched a report today that reveals the troubling state of B.C.'s First Nations languages.
The report finds that:
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.
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 communities across Canada have consistently expressed their commitment to maintaining and revitalizing their languages, and widespread efforts are underway to reach that goal.