We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications from First Nations and community organizations to deliver Reclaiming My Language: A Course for Silent Speakers
FPCC provides communities with assistance and course materials in addition to funding of up to $25,000 per course.
Deadline for applications is June 1, 2020.
Reclaiming my Language: A Course for Silent Speakers is for people who understand but do not speak their language. It is based on a successful program that was originally developed by and for Indigenous Sami peoples, and customized for Indigenous communities in B.C.
The course uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and supports silent speakers with tools and coaching - you can reclaim your language!
The course takes place over 10 weeks for 2-3 hours each week. It includes:
10 silent speaker participants, each paired with a fluent mentor
Supportive environment to practice speaking the language
Individual skill development in CBT
Weekly homework assignments
Optional internship opportunities to contribute to a community language program
Funding to cover the costs of, and support in, planning and delivering the course
The course must be completed between Sept 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.
We are here to assist you!
There are 25 courses available with a priority placed on communities who have not previously offered this course.
First Nations Communities, Governments, Bands, Tribal Councils or Indigenous organizations and education/cultural centres in B.C. are eligible to apply.
If you are a silent speaker interested in taking this course, please encourage your First Nation or community organization to apply.
Please plan ahead as this application requires supporting documents and will take time to complete so start your application today!
If you need assistance completing your application, please contact: Thea Harris, (250) 652-5952, ext.204 or email RML@fpcc.ca
Please help us reach communities who may be interested in applying by sharing this announcement with your contacts. To download a printable poster for Reclaiming My Language: A Course for Silent Speakers click here
For more details on this program, click here