This is the first part of the documentary "The Heart of the People". A unique opportunity to listen to Elders who are no longer with us, but speak about the Sarita River from the bottom of their tiičma (heart): Willie Sport - cultural historian, fisher and trapper. Lizzie Happynook - weaver whose pieces are exhibited at the Alberni … Continue reading Listen to your Elders about “The Heart of the People”!
The Bamfield/Anacla First Responder Training Program will take place from April 25 to 30, 2016. The community expressed an interest in developing First Responder capacity recently. So, at this time, committed candidates are needed to fill 18 available spots . Please note that nine of the spots are reserved for Huu-ay-aht Citizens, as per the Nations' funding requirements. This … Continue reading Register now for the First Responders Program in Anacla
"Sacred Cedar: The Cultural and Archaeological Significance of Culturally Modified Trees" is a report of the Pacific Salmon Forests Project and the David Suzuki Foundation, written by Arnoud H. Stryd and Vicki Feddema. It explains that First Nations have utilized cedar for at least 3,000 years. Wood- and bark-working tools found in archaeological sites helped discover this. The following video features the CMT that lays in Anacla … Continue reading Learn more about Culturally Modified Trees through this video!
The First Peoples' Cultural Council is pleased to announce that the Language Revitalization Planning Program (LRPP) is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017. The LRPP supports communities that share the same language to collaboratively develop strategic language plans. The LRPP provides funding to hire a part-time Language Planning Specialist and to conduct multiple inter-community meetings … Continue reading The Language Revitalization Planning Program 2016-2017 is now open for applications
Since 1993, Indigenous peoples in Canada have celebrated March 31st to honour the strength and endurance of our languages and cultures. While National Aboriginal Languages Day is a single day to honour the legacy we have inherited, there are thousands of Indigenous Language Champions creating and delivering Indigenous languages programs and traditional teachings every day. … Continue reading Celebrate National Aboriginal Language Day