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 will receive funding and support through three streams: 

Eligible projects will support Indigenous Peoples’ efforts to be the rightful stewards of their cultural heritage, which is a fundamental principle in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous communities and organizations, including First Nations councils and First Nations-led not-for-profit groups, as well as museums and cultural spaces with an Indigenous heritage focus are eligible to apply. To learn more about each grant and how to apply, click here: 

“The First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation and the First Peoples’ Cultural Council work in tandem on the revitalization of Indigenous languages,” said Dr. Lorna Wánostsa7 Williams, chair, First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation. “We turn now to revitalizing our cultural heritage by focusing on documenting, archiving and sharing the precious stories, knowledge and wisdom of the Elders and Knowledge Keepers for future generations to come.”

The $30-million 150 Time Immemorial program is a partnership between the Province of British Columbia, the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation and Heritage BC.

For more information, view the news release: