First Nations Languages Subcommittee

The FNESC First Nations Languages Subcommittee is focused on the issue of Aboriginal language revitalization in British Columbia. The subcommittee consists of representatives from organizations throughout BC which include post- secondary institutes, Bands, Tribal Councils, K-12 schools and cultural organizations. The subcommittee works on initiatives which will encourage and enhance educational opportunities regarding the many BC Aboriginal languages.

Subcommittee Members
Deborah Jacobs, Co-Chair Squamish Nation
John Elliot Sr., Co-Chair WSANEC School Board (Saanich)
Barbara Baltrop Nanoose First Nation
Beatrice Stevens Akisqnuk First Nation / Ktunaxa
Bill Cranmer BC AFN and Namgis
Deanna Daniels FPHLCC
Delores Keitlah Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
Debbie Leighton-Stevens Tsimshian Nation and Aboriginal Education
Diane Brown Skidegate Band Council
Georgina Nelson Mount Currie Education
Irene Sequin Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl Nisga’a
Joan Adams Sto:lo Nation
Joan Gentles School District #27 – Cariboo-Chilcotin
John Haugen Lytton First Nation
Kirsten Baker-Williams FNSA
Larry Grant Musqueam First Nation
Lisa Wilson Wells Kwakiutl District Council
Lorna Williams Lil’wat & FPHLCC
Louise Lacerte IAHLA
Mandy Jimmie Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Marlene Erickson Yinka Dene Language Institute
Patricia Raymond-Adair Coqualeetza Cultural Centre
Robert Matthew Chief Atahm School
Sadie Harris Gitksan Languages Authority
Simon Lucas Hesquiaht First Nation
Thelma Wenman Sto:lo Nation
Teresa Dennis Lower Similkameen
Tracey Herbert FPHLCC
Trish Rosorough Ministry of Education, Aboriginal Enhancements Branch
Tyrone McNeil Sto:lo Nation & FNESC
Updated Dec. 2011