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The First Peoples' Cultural Foundation | Foundation, Life, Cultural, Peoples, Diversity, Province, Resources, Ecosystems | FATSILC, Fed. Aboriginal Torres Strait Island Languages and Culture
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Language loss is bad news for everyone. It may be a matter of life and death.

"Ecosystems depend on diversity, in this case the diversity of life, from the level of genes to entire ecosystems. Collectively, this is known as biodiversity and although we may not think about (it) in our everyday lives, biodiversity is one of the most fundamental aspects of life on Earth"— Dr David Suzuki (Friend of the First Peoples Cultural Foundation). (


Directed by an Aboriginal council comprised of respected leaders from across British Columbia,The First Peoples' Cultural Foundation is intent on providing resources and support for the revitalization of Aboriginal languages, traditions and cultures in the province.

"Our initiatives are mission driven and practical.The Foundation is poised to achieve sustainability and enable long-term stability for language programming in our province.

The resources and best practices that we are developing are being shared with other Indigenous people worldwide who are also working to archive, protect and revitalize their languages and cultures".