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Indigenous Advocates Excited by Funding to Preserve BC’s Oldest Languages – TheTyee.ca

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 201858 Views

Money will aid documentation and mentorship already underway as interest in Indigenous languages rises.

Money from the provincial government to revitalize B.C.’s dozens of Indigenous languages could not come too soon, say language advocates.

Frances Brown, an Indigenous language co-ordinator at Bella Bella Community School, said without the government funding for endangered languages, Indigenous communities in B.C. would be in a crisis.

Brown said all six elders in her community are offering to help teach their Heiltsuk language, but can only work up to three hours a day without getting tired.

Read More: https://thetyee.ca/News/2018/03/12/BC-Funding-Indigenous-Language/

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