FPCC Launches New First Peoples’ Map

January 21, 2020
The First Peoples’ Cultural Council is excited to launch the First Peoples’ Map!

This interactive online map provides information about the Indigenous languages, cultures and places of British Columbia. The map can be used to view language regions, First Nations place names, search for community landmarks, listen to audio pronunciations of places, languages, greetings and more. 

The First Peoples’ Map has been built for First Nations in B.C. and is a living map. We encourage contributions and feedback from community members, language champions, artists, Elders and Knowledge Keepers to help the map to grow. 

To get started, visit the map, click on a language or place and listen to the voices of language speakers in that region. We also encourage you to help us build the map – for example, log in to add the location of an art space in your community, an important place name in your region, videos, or your own voice in your Indigenous language.

There are lots of ways to use the First Peoples’ Map and add your content:
  • Explore – Find information about Indigenous languages, arts and heritage in B.C. Click on different layers of the map to see geographic places, language regions and First Nations reserves. 
  • Listen and Watch – All 34 B.C. First Nations languages have recordings pronouncing the language names and many include audio and video files for greetings, community and place names, information about the land, stories and songs in the language. 
  • Participate – Work with Elders and Knowledge Keepers to record and upload files to build map content for your community or language group. Resources may include audio, video or note files, community landmarks, cultural sites and art spaces. You can also save past searches for future use.
  • Learn and Teach – Listen to content in the language, follow links to the language learning tool FirstVoices.com, find important heritage places, create a video tutorial and use this map to share resources with others in your community. 
  • Provide feedback – Receive notifications for new content in your areas of interest. Let us know how the map is working for you.
The First Peoples’ Map includes all of the data collected on the 34 languages and 90+ dialects contained in the FPCC 2018 Report on the Status of B.C. First Nations Languages. Click on a language to find the information on the status of the language provided by the communities in that region. 

This map replaces the First Peoples’ Language Map and pulls existing information from the FPCC Arts Map, which will be fully integrated in the future.  

Visit the First Peoples’ Map today, become a registered user, upload resources for your community and participate in building this important resource with us. 

If you have any questions or feedback about the functions of the First Peoples’ Map, contact us at info@fpcc.ca

Links:

Visit the First Peoples’ Map: https://maps.fpcc.ca
Learn more about FPCC: www.fpcc.ca

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