Our Living Languages Exhibition

May 6, 2014

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council has partnered with the Royal BC Museum to deliver a three-year language exhibition entitled "Our Living Languages: First Peoples’ Voices in B.C." It opened on June 21, 2014 to coincide with National Aboriginal Day.

The exhibition showcases the diversity of the 34 First Nations languages in British Columbia. It celebrates the communities who are working hard to ensure these languages continue to be vital. By telling this important story, we can better support, enhance and encourage these efforts by increasing understanding of the complexities of language revitalization.  

Our Living Languages Exhibition Poster PDF

For more information, visit: http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/our-living-languages/

June 7, 2014 Ahki - Repost of Times Colonist article by Sarah Petrescu Museum highlights First Nations languages with new exhibit
June 19, 2014 Times Colonist - Richard Watts Royal B.C. Museum exhibit immersed in native languages
June 21, 2014 Times Colonist Editorial: Save languages, save cultures
August 28, 2014 Vancouver Sun - Mark Leiren-Young Cultural innovation: Languages live at Royal B.C. Museum Exhibit showcases and helps to preserve the province’s indigenous tongues
Summer, 2015 What's inSight - Michelle Washington Our Living Languages: Unspoken Languages, Unexplored Paths
2015 Curious Quarterly - Michelle Washington Finding the Words
April 22, 2015 Vic News - Michelle Washington
Language, Much More than Words
June 19, 2015 Vic News - Michelle Washington
Unspoken Messages, Unexplored Paths

Planning Begins for New Language Exhibit, February 25, 2013
On Thursday February 21, 2013, at the Musqueam Cultural Centre in Vancouver, the First Peoples’ Cultural Council and the Royal BC Museum celebrated Mother Languages Day in a unique way. The two organizations took the first step in the development of a B.C. First Nations Languages exhibition by hosting a meeting with First Nations cultural experts from across the province.

For more information view the press release.

Also view Judith Lavoie's February 23, 2013 Times Colonist article:
the Local First Nations languages explored in new museum exhibit

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