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Sense of Place Program

Applications for 2019/20 Program Year are now closed.

'A Sense of Place: Reconnecting the Land through Indigenous Cultural Heritage’  offers grants to B.C. First Nations communities and Indigenous organizations. The goal of this funding is to foster greater understanding of the connection and safeguarding practices between the land/environment and Indigenous cultural heritage, including Indigenous languages.

FPCC recognizes that the loss of Indigenous heritage is profound and there is an urgent and immediate need to protect our cultural heritage now and into the future.  We are excited to offer funding that supports B.C. First Nations communities’ efforts to protect their cultural heritage.

Funding: Up to $25,000 in funding

Eligibility: Organizations must have a mandate or a focus that includes Indigenous heritage.  Eligibility requirements include:
  • B.C. First Nations band or tribal council
  • Not-for-profit society registered in B.C. in good standing and governed by Indigenous individuals (at least 51% of Directors identify as Indigenous)
  • First Nations school, daycare or adult education centre operating in B.C.

Guidelines: Download the 2019/20 guidelines [PDF]

For more information on this grant, including project examples, and what you need to include in your application, please see grant guidelines.

Projects are expected to demonstrate how Indigenous cultural heritage is connected to the land, and explore how Indigenous knowledge, traditions and languages can be used to enforce community resilience and resurgence, particularly in the context of climate change, cumulative effects, pollution prevention (e.g., zero waste management and contamination), sustainable development, and/or land management and planning.

Grant recipients will participate in a symposium to share the outcomes and knowledge gained from their projects.

We are here to support you. If you need any assistance understanding the guidelines or completing your application form please contact:
Paulina Csiscai, Indigenous Cultural Heritage Planner
paulina@fpcc.ca | 250-213-6863

Funding for the program is provided by Indigenous Services Canada.

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