First Nations have continually promoted a focus on First Nations languages, cultures, traditions, and current realities, understanding the importance of First Nations students having a positive sense of self-identity, the need for more widespread awareness of First Nations concerns and circumstances, and the important role of education in revitalizing and transmitting First Nations languages and cultures.

Program Resources

Support

For program support, contact languages@fnesc.ca.

Additional Resources

Handbook for the First Nations Language and Culture Program for First Nations Schools in BC (2018)  The plans and procedures outlined in this Handbook are being implemented for the first time in 2018/2019, and may evolve over time in response to input from First Nation community and school representatives.  Feedback on the initial program implementation is welcome.

First Nations Language Curriculum Building Guide (2016)

Reviving Your Language Through Education:  BC First Nations Language Education Planning Workbook (2016)