Over 150 First Nations languages will become extinct in the next 15 – 20 years
And with it Canada's forefathers, our former colonist government, will have achieved the eradication of each community’s identity; culture, heritage and sense of who they are
The tragic irony of which, is that this was the core objective of Canada’s Aggressive Assimilation Policy of 1879 and the resulting Indian Residential School Program that spawned from it.
No one is effected more by this than First Nations Youth
First Nations Education Foundation (FNEF) is conducting a First Nations Language Rejuvenation Pilot project in Ucluelet on Vancouver Island. Once commenced, we will begin to offer Language Rejuvenation services to First Nations throughout BC and Across Canada.
FNEF and the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government (YG) have a greed to embark on a landmark language rejuvenation project to preserve and then revive their traditional language of Nuu-Chah-Nulth, Barkley dialect.
This project will commence with "Record & Capture" to preserve the language as there are only 9 fluent speakers in YG. We will then add all the data into a tablet and phone based Ap called "Living Dictionary" and the third phase will be to do "Curriculum Mapping", building lessons and commence teaching the Nations youngest minds from preschool, kindergarten and grade one to eventually grade 12.
First Nations Education Foundation has now started raising funds to support their initial pilot project.
First Nations Education Foundation does not currently have any available jobs.