FIRST NATIONS SOCIETY TODAY. Chapter 12. BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES. approx 200 First Nations bands in BC most have central community and parcels of reserve lands conditions and services vary greatly How to enhance the lives of First Nations on and off reserves? healing past abuses
Unemployment rate – census 2006
resource-based economy giving way to technology, info and service industries
Tin Wis Resort Lodge in Tofino
Tsimshian interpreter at the Laxspa’awssite near Prince Rupert, BC.
Quw’utsun’ Cultural Centre in Duncan
St. Michael’s Indian Residential School at Alert Bay, BC
Native Indian Teacher Training Program at UBC
First Nations University of Canada in Saskatchewan
October 4, 2007, Honourable Olga Ilich, Minister of Labour and Citizens’Services, announced a $250,000 grant to help preserve B.C. First Nations languages. The FirstVoices project provides necessary support to digitally archive First Nations languages, some of which are currently known only among a few elders. The interactive teaching tools can be accessed online, as seen demonstrated by this Saanich Nation student.