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Higher Education Needs Transformation

Dr. Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams, Board Chair, First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation June 30, 2022 Indigenous-led efforts to revitalize languages, arts, cultures, and heritage are key to strengthening the vitality of Indigenous knowledge systems that have been impacted by colonization. Higher education has an important role to play in this equation. Yet, post-secondary education in its current

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Message from FPCF Board Chair on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a special occasion for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the rich and diverse languages, arts, cultures, voices, experiences, and unique heritage and histories of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people from across the country. The June 21 date was selected for this national observance because it coincided with the summer solstice. For

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B.C. Invests in First Nations Language, Arts, Culture and Heritage Revitalization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2022 B.C. Invests in First Nations Language, Arts, Culture and Heritage Revitalization W̱JOȽEȽP, UNCEDED TERRITORY OF W̱SÁNEĆ NATION / BRENTWOOD BAY, B.C. The Province is providing close to $35 million in new funding to First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation and the First Peoples’ Cultural Council to support First Nations languages, arts, and

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A decade to secure the future of the original languages of the land

Dr. Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams, Chair, First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation Indigenous languages are at the heart of who we are as Indigenous Peoples, connecting us to our cultures, spirituality, identities, and the land. There’s a growing movement underway, driven by Indigenous Peoples everywhere, to rebuild and secure the vitality of our languages for future generations. The

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Province Awards First-Ever Indigenous Cultural Heritage Endowment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2022 Province Awards First-Ever Indigenous Cultural Heritage Endowment Long-Term Investment Promotes Reconciliation Indigenous Cultural Vitality W̱JOȽEȽP, UNCEDED TERRITORY OF W̱SÁNEĆ NATION / BRENTWOOD BAY, B.C. The First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation (the Foundation) has established an endowment fund to create opportunities for First Nations communities in B.C. to protect, share, and

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Grants available for Indigenous-led cultural heritage projects

On November 22, 2021, as part of the new 150 Time Immemorial program, the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation announced it will distribute $7.5m in new provincial government grants for community-based and Indigenous-led cultural heritage projects focused on documenting, archiving, and sharing Indigenous cultural heritage.   The First Peoples’ Cultural Council will administer and provide support for the program. Successful applicants

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Joint Statement on Residential Schools

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council and the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation have released a joint statement on residential schools urging increased government support for First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities as we grieve the discoveries of unmarked graves across Canada. “The Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action articles 71-76 list the actions to address missing

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