Mining organization makes donation

According to “B.C. miners dig deep to save endangered indigenous languages” in the Vancouver Sun, the Mining Association of B.C. is donating $125,000 to the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation for language revitalization. Although an unprecedented move by the MABC, it was thought appropriate as mining occurs on First Nations land. Among other things, the FBCF runs the FirstVoices website.

British Columbia and surrounding provinces and states make up one of the world’s hotspots, where a large number of languages are in danger of dying. See the First Peoples Language Map of British Columbia to learn more about the language diversity in British Columbia.

See also “Mining Association of BC Commits $125,000 over Three Years to First Nations Language Renewal in BC” on the MABC site for details about the donation.

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