Engagement Sessions Announced

June 6, 2018
Updated!! Indigenous Languages Legislation Consultation Process

In June and July of 2018, the Department of Canadian Heritage (DCH) hosted community engagement sessions, on the proposed Indigenous languages legislation, in the B.C. communities of Vancouver, Kamloops, Nanaimo and Prince George. The B.C. Assembly of First Nations held pre-engagement information sessions the day before each DCH session to provide information about the process and to assist in this opportunity to contribute to the legislation.

For those who were unable to attend one of the sessions in person you can still lend your knowledge, experience and opinions on the legislation through one of the following:
  Complete an online survey

  Department of Canadian Heritage
  Indigenous Languages Legislation
  25 Eddy Street, 12th Floor, Room 085
  Gatineau Quebec
  K1A 0M5

For more information on the consultation process in B.C. and across Canada please contact the Engagement Coordinator
  Email: info@ildii.ca
  Tel: 1-204-940-1700 or 1-855-940-1700 (toll free) TTY 1-888-997-3123 (toll-free) 
  Agents are available to answer your questions Mon-Fri, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (CDT).

Access the Department of Canadian Heritage Discussion Guide on their webpage or download the PDF
First Nations in B.C. have a voice in the development of this legislation. Please share this information with leadership and language advocates in your communities and encourage them to attend.

FPCC is not involved in the planning of these sessions, but we will share any updated information as soon as it becomes available.

For Information on Engagement Sessions across Canada
To register, contact the Engagement Coordinator at the coordinates below:
Email: info@ildii.ca
Tel: 204-940-1700 or 1-855-940-1700 (toll-free);

Poster (PDF download)
Current information about Language Legislation on our website: http://www.fpcc.ca/language/Legislation/

First Peoples’ Cultural Council contact information:
Aliana Parker, Language Programs Manager
Email: aliana@fpcc.ca
Tel: 250-652-5952

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