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May 2, 2017

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) is holding regional sessions in May and June to talk about the promised Indigenous language legislation for Canada. Our goal is to ensure that B.C. language experts are well-informed and know about the opportunities to provide input so that when the national Assembly of First Nations (AFN) does its consultations, everyone will be prepared.

FPCC will be compiling a report based on the information we gather at these sessions, and First Nations communities are encouraged to develop their own position papers to submit to the Minister of the Department of Canadian Heritage and the national AFN. We will also be talking about the new federal language funding and how we can prepare to effectively invest this new money.

Session Locations and Dates:
(Lunch and snacks provided for all session locations)
  • Kelowna, Wednesday, May 17 (Okanagan College)
  • Prince George, Thursday, May 25 (University of Northern British Columbia)
  • Richmond, Wednesday, May 31 (Sandman Signature Hotel)
  • Nanaimo, Friday, June 2 (Vancouver Island University)
  • Terrace, Monday, June 12 (Kitsumkalum Community Center Hall)

Please send a completed RSVP form to Britt Thorburn:
Email:; fax: 250-652-5953

Download the Poster.

For more information about these sessions, contact language programs staff. Phone: 250-652-5952

Please share this invitation widely with your contacts. We look forward to seeing you there!

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