Language & Culture
In partnership with the First Peoples' Heritage, Language and Culture Council, NRT supports six initiatives designed to revive First Nation languages and cultures.
Language and Culture Camps: This initiative makes funding available to communities for language and culture immersion camps.
Master Apprentice: This new initiative pairs learners with fluent speakers, to create a new generation of fluency.
Pre-school immersion: This new immersion program is for pre-school students and their parents.
Language authorities: The initiative supports collaboration among communities that share the same language so they can build tools and work together on language revitalization.
First Voices: The First Voices program focuses on language archiving and web-tool creation. Outcomes include new tools, including a language tutor, pod cast, MySpace site, and tracking database.
BC Language Initiative: This initiative supports projects that revitalize First Nation languages through documentation, language classes, immersion programs, material and curriculum development, and promotion.
Arts Administrator and Cultural Manager Internships: This initiative helps communities build capacity to manage arts and culture by supporting internships and mentorships.Sharing Traditional Arts Across Generations: This initiative supports the inter-generational transmission of traditional arts skills and knowledge.
All of the above programs are administered by FPHLCC. For funding information and guidelines, visit the FPHLCC web site.