First Nations Education Foundation Seeks Sponsors for Language Revitalization Pole

Image: Laurie Hamelin, APTN.

Image: Laurie Hamelin, APTN.

The First Nations Education Foundation (FNEF) is calling for donors and sponsors for the Language Revitalization Pole, which is being carved in Port Alberni to help amplify the need for organizations, individuals and resources to help save Indigenous languages before all the remaining fluent Elders pass on.

The pole was commissioned by the FNEF as a 20-metre symbol of reconciliation to celebrate the United Nation’s International Year Of Indigenous Languages, and is being being carved from an 800-year-old cedar by Nuu-chah-nulth master carver Tim Paul and a team of volunteers.

For more information on the project, see this recent coverage from APTN News, including a three-minute video about the project. You can donate here to help raise the pole, or email brian@fnef.ca for sponsorship information.

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