Geek of the Week: First Peoples' Language Map of British Columbia

B.C. is home to 32 First Nations languages, and they’re all threatened.

The First Peoples’ Language Map of British Columbia shows where they’re spoken.

Launched on July 5 by the First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council, the interactive map also lists the number of speakers of languages such as Halkomelem and offers information on First Nations communities’ Internet connectivity.

According to Tracey Herbert, the council’s executive director, the map is the most accurate tool of its kind.

“This one was developed by First Nations for First Nations,” Herbert told the Straight. “So, it’s really different than anything else that’s existed before.”

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