First Peoples' Cultural Council

Reporting on First Nations Language Learners

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) is a First Nations-run Crown Corporation with the mandate to support the revitalization of Aboriginal language, arts and culture in British Columbia. The corporation provides funding and resources to communities, monitors the status of First Nations languages and develops policy recommendations for First Nations leadership and government.

The 2014 Report on the Status of B.C. First Nations Languages provides an update on the current status of B.C.’s First Nations languages, with information about numbers of speakers and available resources. The number of semi-fluent First Nations’ language speakers has increased significantly since 2010, and this report highlights some of the successful revitalization initiatives taking place in communities across the province.

Backyard Creative designed and art directed the report format, to be used on screen (i.e. read digitally as an interactive PDF) and as a printed piece, taking into consideration accessibility for a wide range of readers. One of our main objectives was to present a lot of information without overwhelming readers. Small infographics were used in the report, to both highlight the positive changes taking place (i.e. an increase in language learners) and provide a plethora of socio-economic information. We also incorporated a Canadian-designed syllabics font called Huronia into the report as we had done previously with the Language Nest program.


Design & Creative Direction: Lisa Hemingway // Production Design: Grace Cheng

FPCC Resources: Language Report 2014