In 2010 and again in 2014, the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) released the Report on the Status of B.C. First Nations Languages. FPCC is the only organization in Canada that tracks detailed stats on the status of B.C. First Nations languages, including numbers of speakers, learners and active language programs.
We are now planning the 2018 Report on the Status of B.C. First Nations Languages, which we hope to release in summer 2018, but we need your help to accurately represent the status of your language with updates to, or confirmation of, your community’s language data.
The Language Needs Assessment (LNA) is an online form that FPCC uses to collect important language data directly from B.C. First Nations communities. We collect this information because we believe it’s critical to stay up-to-date on the status of languages in B.C.
The data in the Language Needs Assessment gets rolled into the Status of B.C. Language Report, which we use to advocate for increased funding for B.C.’s First Nations languages, and influence policy-making choices in government and the private sector.
Thanks so much!
We are aware of the time and effort it takes to complete an LNA. We are enormously grateful for your support in helping us collect this invaluable language data.
As a small thank you – submit an updated LNA for your community between November 2017 and January 2018 for your chance to win 1 of 6 prizes! Another bonus: the LNA data you provide can also be used for any 2018/2019 language proposal calls you submit to FPCC – you will just need to provide the LNA# on your application form.