First Nations Languages Conference

July 14-15, 2013, Vancouver,
Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites

The First Nations Languages Conference, “Talk with me,” is an event dedicated to supporting First Nations languages to persist and flourish. Held every two years, this conference brings together Elders, teachers, linguists, administrators and many others to learn and share.  The conference workshops showcase a variety of promising practices in language teaching and planning, curriculum development, technology and community revitalization efforts.  The First Nations Education Steering Committee and the First Peoples Cultural Council are the event hosts.

See pictures from the conference!


Program 2013

Announcing the Language Champions, 2013!

At the conference, we celebrate the accomplishments of First Nations Language Champions from across BC for their contributions to their languages and the inspiring examples that they set for all of us.

News release
Language Champions 2013 Profiles
Language Champions from 2009 & 2011


Book Accommodation

Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites, 1763 Comox Street, Vancouver, BC
Direct: 604-688-7711, Toll-free: 1-800-716-6199
Quoting “First Nations Language Conference 2013”
Rates from $149 single / $169 double
Book early for the conference rate
Maps and Directions

Registration rates

Regular rate: $350   l   Elders (60+): $250  l  Student with student card: $250
One-day: $250  l  Full refunds up to July 2, no refunds after that. Substitutions allowed.
Registration deadline: July 13, 2013

Credit card payments:  credit card payments can be done either as part of the online registration process, or by calling Civic Info Registration Services at 250-383-4898.
Cheque payments: Please make payable to “First Nations Education Steering Committee c/o CivicInfo.”  Individual cheques (one per registrant) preferred, but group cheques are accepted if a full listing of participants is attached to the cheque or copies of the email confirmations are attached.  Please mail cheques to our conference registration services provider: CivicInfo, 7th Floor – 620 View St., Victoria, BC  V9W 1J6

To request a refund or any other changes to your registration, click here.

“Talk With Me…”

How would you say our conference theme, “Talk with me” in your First Nations language?   We invite you to send your submissions to so we can add them to our conference banner.

For information
Toll-free: 1-877-422-3672  T: 604-925-6087