SURREY, B.C. (October 14, 2021) Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) is proud to announce further investment in Métis culture, heritage and language. MNBC has secured $260,000 of funding under the Indigenous Languages and Cultures Program, Indigenous Languages Component. This additional funding will help MNBC create programs and initiatives with the goal of producing our next generation of knowledge carriers, which is important to the ongoing vitality of Métis culture.
The Indigenous Languages Component of the Indigenous Languages and Cultures Program supports the efforts of Indigenous communities and organizations to reclaim, revitalize, maintain and strengthen Indigenous languages. The $260,000 of funding will be allocated over one the government fiscal year 2021-2022.
This additional funding comes on the heels of MNBC’s Ministry of Culture, Heritage and Language (MoCHL) Naakatchihtow Arts and Culture Project Grant announcement in August. “This continued investment into improving Métis language programs is a testament to the pledge we have made to our Citizens to prioritize the creation and accessibility of Métis culture and cultural resources,” says Patrick Harriott, MNBC Minister of Culture, Heritage, and Language.