The Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) is now open for applications for the 2017-2018 year! The ALI supports community-based projects that contribute to the revitalization and preservation of Aboriginal languages in B.C. Eligible strategies include participatory (language immersion) programming and resource development (archiving or documentation).
Please note that: projects that provide direct language instruction must be held outside of Grade K‑12 classes or accredited course work; and projects that develop new language learning resources (or use existing learning resources) must have broad appeal and a detailed distribution plan.
Deadline for Applications: December 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm.
Applications must be received in hard copy by the FPCC on or before the deadline date. Post-marked applications with the deadline date will be accepted from isolated communities.Language Needs Assessment:
All applicants are required to submit an updated Language Needs Assessment (current to within the last eight months). To Login or Create a New LNA Account please use this link: http://fp-maps.ca/user/login
Please contact Barb Matilpi (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Aliana Parker (email@example.com) for further information.
The Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) is a federal program funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage. Program objectives are to support projects that maintain, revitalize and promote provincial First Nations/Aboriginal Languages.
Examples of eligible projects include community-based activities such as:
- recording, documenting and preserving endangered Aboriginal languages;
- developing materials to increase Aboriginal language use and proficiency;
- developing programs for training and certifying Aboriginal language teachers and resource people in the community*
- developing systems for facilitating communications in Aboriginal languages;
- promoting traditional approaches to learning, such as language camps, immersion programs, etc; and
- developing mechanisms for digital tools to sharing share information, materials, and other resources among Aboriginal languages groups.
For more information, please contact Barb Matilpi: firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding: Click here to access information about all FPCC funding opportunities.