First Nations Language Centre

About the FNLC

The First Nations Language Centre coordinates the activities of grassroots community partners across BC and academic linguists from SFU, UBC, UNBC, and many other universities to document, analyze, and revitalize Indigenous languages. The FNLC is supported by a partnership grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.  


The First Nations Language Centre aims to:

  • maintain and develop ongoing partnerships with First Nations communities engaged in language revitalization efforts;
  • provide academic support for community-based efforts to revitalize seriously endangered languages in First Nations communities throughout British Columbia and neighbouring areas;
  • offer research expertise with a focus on First Nations language revitalization theory and practice in communities;
  • support language curriculum development, and facilitate research in the applied and descriptive linguistics of critically endangered languages; and
  • facilitate communication between First Nations communities and the university.

Further Information

Please visit the First Nations Language Centre homepage for more information.