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Publications

The First Peoples' Cultural Council (FPCC) produces a number of resources for communities. Click on the links below to download your PDF copies of our publications. If you would like a printed copy, please contact us.

MOST RECENT RELEASE:

FPCC INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE LEGISLATION ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS REPORT

FPCC held five regional engagement sessions on Indigenous language legislation across B.C. in May and June 2017. This report compiles the knowledge, insights and recommendations gathered at the sessions. 

Download report:
Indigenous Language Legislation Engagement Sessions: Community Report


FPCC ARTS PROGRAM REVIEW REPORT - Results and Recommendations from the Community

In 2016, FPCC, with the support of the BC Arts Council, conducted a program review of its two arts funding programs – the Aboriginal Arts Development Awards, and Aboriginal Youth Engaged in the Arts.  

More than 200 artists, arts organizations and jurors participated in one of the 10 regional community meetings (held in Williams Lake, Prince George, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Courtenay, Victoria, Westbank/Kelowna, Prince Rupert, Fort St. John, and Tofino), 14 telephone interviews and/or the online survey. The program review asked community members about the needs of the Indigenous arts community in B.C., and FPCC’s performance in supporting the arts and artists in the province. 

Overall, FPCC received an excellent review. According to the report that came of the sessions, “FPCC can be proud of the support it provides to artists and arts organizations, which is demonstrated in diverse, culturally-grounded and dynamically evolving Indigenous arts in B.C.”

There were a number of “next steps” identified in the report, which include summarizing the potential program changes, determining what changes to make and then implementing and monitoring those changes. Additional suggestions to develop new funding programs will require research into funding options, coordinating with other organizations, staff recruitment and more.

Download report: FPCC Arts Program Review Report



INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES RECOGNITION, PRESERVATION AND REVITALIZATION; A REPORT ON THE NATIONAL DIALOGUE SESSION ON INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES


FPCC is pleased to share the report: Indigenous Languages Recognition, Preservation and Revitalization; A Report on the National Dialogue Session on Indigenous Languages.

The report is the result of a facilitated three-day dialogue session, hosted by FPCC, in Victoria, British Columbia, in which a group of Indigenous experts from across Canada were invited to provide their expertise and share best practices in the areas of language revitalization, language education, language legislation and policy, and an urban language strategy. This small think tank was funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, which is currently exploring the renewal of its language programs.

The report will be submitted to the Department of Canadian Heritage and to the Assembly of First Nations and may be used as a starting point for further consultations with First Nations on the development of a new federal language program.

It is our hope that this work will advance the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.

Feedback or recommendations regarding the report may be directed to the Aboriginal Languages Initiative – Aboriginal Peoples’ Program at the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Download report:
English Report
French Report

Abridged report:
English Report

For further information, contact Shay at FPCC: shay@fpcc.ca.


25TH ANNIVERSARY REPORT


The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) is proud to announce the release of its 25th Anniversary Report. For 25 years, FPCC has provided funding and resources to B.C.’s First Nations communities, monitored the status of First Nations languages in the province, and collaborated with organizations on special projects that have raised the profile of Indigenous arts and languages in B.C., Canada and internationally. The report provides information on FPCC’s key accomplishments, including impacts and progress.

PDF Document FPCC's 25th Anniversary Report

View Report on www.issuu.com


THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CULTURAL PROTOCOLS & THE ARTS FORUM

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) is pleased to announce the release of the Proceedings of the Cultural Protocols & the Arts Forum, that took place at the En’owkin Centre in Penticton, British Columbia in March 2014.

Initiated by the FPCC, the Cultural Protocols and the Arts Forum brought together 70 Indigenous artists, cultural people, and allies in Penticton, B.C. to facilitate meaningful and solutions-focused discussion about how cultural protocols influence, inform, challenge and support artistic practice.

The forum included participants who could contribute their real experiences, methodologies and tools to this important conversation. Participants came from across Canada, with the strongest representation being from the province of B.C.

PDF Document Proceedings of the Cultural Protocols & the Arts Forum

View Report on www.issuu.com


REPORT ON THE STATUS OF B.C. FIRST NATIONS LANGUAGES

The Report on the Status of B.C. First Nations Languages provides concrete data on the province's First Nations languages, including the numbers of speakers and resources for each language as well as the language revitalization work being done.

PDF DocumentThe Report on the Status of B.C. First Nations Languages 2014, Second Edition
PDF Document2014 Language Report Fact Sheet
PDF DocumentPress Release

This updated edition provides statistics and information current to 2014, and highlights some of the successful language revitalization initiatives that are taking place around B.C.

PDF Document The Report on the Status of B.C. First Nations Languages 2010
PDF Document The Language Report Fact Sheet
PDF Document Press Release


LANGUAGE PROGRAM RESOURCES

Link to Resources


ARTS PROGRAM RESOURCES


Link to the Grant Writing Handbook and Arts Portfolio Handbook


NEWSLETTERS

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PDF Document Summer 2009
PDF Document Fall Winter 2008/2009


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