Call for Applications: BC Breath of Life Archival Institute for First Nations Languages

December 14, 2016

The First Nations & Endangered Languages (FNEL) program, in collaboration with many other resource people at UBC, is hosting a week-long intensive Archival Institute for First Nations Languages from May 14-20, 2017, to explore archives and museum collections at UBC in order to “breathe life” back into the manuscripts and other resources there, and to collaborate on how to use these archival materials as part of the reclamation, learning, and teaching of BC’s First Nations languages for future generations.

First Nations community language workers – broadly defined to include fluent speakers, language learners, teachers, curriculum developers, and anyone else working to ensure the vitality of BC’s Aboriginal languages – are warmly invited to apply!

The call for applications is available here (please note that the application deadline has been extended to January 14, 2017).

The application form for this inaugural BC Breath of Life Archival Institute — the first ever to be mounted in Canada — is available at:

Extended Application Deadline: January 14, 2017
Please contact for further information: