In this episode, Adrian Paradis (BCMA’s Communications Coordinator) has a conversation with Jordan Coble (of BCMA’s Indigenous Advisory Committee) and Tania Muir (BCMA’s Council President) about the 2019 International Conference On Indigenous Languages.
From June 24-26, 2019, the First Peoples’ Cultural Council and the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation hosted the international conference on Indigenous language revitalization in Victoria, British Columbia, in celebration of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages. Hundreds of speakers gathered from over 20 countries for what was called the largest-ever Indigenous languages conference.
The conference was held by and for Indigenous Peoples. Workshops included successful models in Indigenous language revitalization with a focus on knowledge sharing. Discussions celebrated the successes and best practices that have been made in language revitalization and highlighted the important work currently happening in B.C. and around the world.
Among the attendees of the conference was BCMA’s Tania and Jordan. Presented here for our members who didn’t get to attend the conference, or those looking for a recap, is the conversation in full.
Music in this episode by Sound of Picture.