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International Indigenous Languages Conference Set for June in British Columbia

February 21, 2019

BRENTWOOD BAY, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 21, 2019--In celebration of the United Nations 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation (FPCF) and the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC), in partnership with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, will host a major international conference on Indigenous language revitalization in British Columbia this summer.

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The United Nations declared 2019 as the Year of Indigenous Languages as an important mechanism to raise international attention about the critical loss of Indigenous languages and the urgent need to preserve, revitalize, promote and mobilize urgent and coordinated action at the national and international levels to protect them.

Indigenous languages around the world continue to disappear at an alarming rate. Approximately 40 per cent of the estimated 6,700 languages spoken around the world are in danger of disappearing. The fact that most of these are Indigenous languages puts the cultures and knowledge systems to which they belong at risk.

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About the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation:

The First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation is a First Nations-led not-for-profit charitable organization that supports grassroots efforts to revitalize Indigenous arts, languages and cultures unique to British Columbia, Canada. For more information, visit: fpcf.ca

About the First Peoples’ Cultural Council:

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council is a First Nations-led provincial Crown corporation with a mandate to support the revitalization of Indigenous languages, arts, cultures and heritage in British Columbia, Canada. For more information, visit: fpcc.ca

About Canadian Commission for UNESCO:

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO connects Canadians with the work of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. For more information, visit: ccunesco.ca

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CONTACT: Alex Russell

Communications Advisor

First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation

604-562-9262

alex@russellstrategy.com

Media seeking to obtain media accreditation for this event, please contact:

media@fpcflanguageconference.com

KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION OTHER EDUCATION NATIVE-AMERICAN PHILANTHROPY COMMUNICATIONS OTHER PHILANTHROPY OTHER COMMUNICATIONS CONSUMER FOUNDATION

SOURCE: First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation and First Peoples’ Cultural Council

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