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Language Revitalization Planning Program

In this program, all communities sharing a language are asked to come together to collaborate in spite of geographical challenges, and dialect, and political and community differences. Communities are asked to work as a team to share resources, knowledge, funding, resource people, infrastructure and expertise to develop a language authority.

The purpose of language planning is to:
  • Take responsibility for the revitalization and future of the language
  • Assess the status of the language
  • Gather language resources and make them available for language vitalization projects and strategies
  • Develop a viable and sustainable plan for community language revitalization
  • Plan and implement language revitalization projects
  • Develop language-based policies
Note: The 'Language Authority & Language Plan Development Program' has been re-named the 'Language Revitalization Planning Program' in response to community feedback. The new name of this program better reflects the program's goal to support comprehensive community-based language planning.

General Language Authority and Language Planning Resources:
Language Authority Concept Diagram
3 Phases to Language Authority and Planning
Language Authority and Planning Best Practices from B.C.
How to Begin an Indigenous Language Revitalization Initiative
B.C.'s Language Authority and Language Plan Development- Workshop Presentation from SILS 2012

A Guide to Language Policy and Planning for B.C. First Nations Communities
This resource is an all-in-one guide to language planning and policy development, and is relevant to all interested community members, language planning teams (language authorities), educators, First Nations leadership, and policy makers. The guide lays the foundation for community-based language revitalization efforts, from surveying speakers to developing a community language plan and implementing language policies and programs. It is packed with useful information, resource lists and templates for community use.

Click here to access the guide and templates.

For more information, please contact Aliana Parker: aliana@fpcc.ca

Funding: Click here to access information about all FPCC funding opportunities.


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