Virtually all of BC’s First Nation languages are in danger. The timing is critical to focus on language protection and revival.
In partnership with the First Peoples Culture Council (FPCC), NRT supports a number of initiatives designed to revive First Nation languages and cultures.
All of the programs below are administered by FPCC. To learn more, visit the FPCC web site.
We support language and culture immersion camps for participants of all ages.
This new initiative pairs learners with fluent speakers, to create a new generation of fluency.
This new immersion program is for pre-school students and their parents.
The initiative supports collaboration among communities that share the same language so they can build tools and work together on language revitalization.
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.
This initiative supports projects that revitalize First Nation languages through documentation, language classes, immersion programs, material and curriculum development, and promotion.
This initiative helps communities build capacity to manage arts and culture by supporting internships and mentorships.
This initiative supports the inter-generational transmission of traditional arts skills and knowledge.