This past weekend we sent two of our co-teachers to The Language Planning Revitalization Workshop, hosted by The First Peoples Cultural Council (FPCC). It was a great opportunity to hear the language work that is going on within different First Nations communities across British Columbia.
The great part of this workshop was that it set a lot of time aside for each Nation to have a serious look at where our language is at. We had to work through questions as a planning committee like: what is our mission and vision statements, what are some of the barriers that we are facing, how can we get past theses barriers, and most importantly looking at the beginning stages or our plan for language revitalization. Also the nice thing about this workshop was the chance to network with other First Nations language advocates from across British Columbia.
Lastly, the FPCC gave out some very useful templates and resources for us participants to utilize. One of them that was very interesting is called the Endangered Languages Project, so please check this site out, search your particular language, and it also gives you the opportunity to add language resources to the site.
Nin̓wis łwikn̓tsn (See you later).