2017 ubc group photo
UBC Training Week. Left to right: Erica Hernandez-Read (UNBC), Jessica Gottfriedson (Tk’emlups te Secwepemc), Gerry Lawson (Heiltsuk, MOA), Shawna Riley (P’egp’ig’lha Council, T’itq’et), Ann Stevenson (MOA), Carol Allison (Lower Similkameen Indian Band), Joanne Dennis (Lower Similkameen Indian Band), Sidney Scotchman P’egp’ig’lha Council, T’itq’et), Sarah Dupont (Métis, X̱wi7x̱wa Library)
2017 UNBC group photo
UNBC Training Week. Left to right: Eleanor Nooski (Nadleh Whut’en), Tina Erickson (Nak’azdli Whut’en), Erica Hernandez-Read (UNBC), Emma Conlon (Burns Lake Development Corporation), Sarah Dupont (Métis, X̱wi7x̱wa Library), Janene Erickson (Nak’azdli Whut’en)

Total Indigitization Grant Funding awarded: $55,759.84

Project Title: BLNDC Digitization Project
Participant: Burns Lake Native Development Corporation
Amount: $8,801.12
Description: BLNDC Indigenization Project – this project involves transferring all cassette tape media from the past 43 years, and converting to a digital format. This work will preserve the rich history of BLNDC for future generations to come.

Project Title: Sməlqmix
Participant: Lower Similkameen Indian Band
Amount: $10,000
Description: This project will protect the recordings of Sməlqmix history, biographies, genealogy, Nsyilxcən language, place names and Captikʷ stories from the elders. It is imperative to digitize this knowledge as it will strengthen and uphold the Captikʷ to sustain present and future generations within the Sməlqmix.

Project Title: Musqueam Governance Digitization Project
Participant: Musqueam Indian Band
Amount: $5,000.00
Description: This project will digitize and preserve an estimated 150 cassettes containing Musqueam Chief and Council Meetings, General Band Meetings, and Committee Meetings, and allow for controlled access to these recordings of immense administrative, cultural, historical, and archival value.

Project Title: Nadleh Whut’en Preserving the Past for the Future
Participant: Nadleh Whut’en First Nation
Amount: $4,706
Description: The Nadleh Whut’en Language & Cultural Program plans to digitize 180 audio cassette tapes containing interviews with the elders, many of whom have since passed onto their journey. The digitization of these recordings will assist us in preserving our oral history for the future generation, it will enrich the language and culture program, and it will support the creation of centralized oral history database which will be accessible to Nadleh Membership.

Project Title: We’re ready now
Participant: Nak’azdli Whut’en
Description: Digitizing our audio tapes provides us peace of mind knowing that our Elders voices can be forever heard. Though we are an oral people, our language is fast disappearing and preserving those voices will aide us in reviving it. Digitizing allows us a format that is much easier to edit for teaching purposes. Nay nahchahlya [our hearts are happy].

Project Title: P’egp’ig’lha Digitization Program
 P’egp’ig’lha Council, T’it’q’et
Amount: $9,000.00
Description: The P’egp’ig’lha project to digitize audio cassettes will develop skills and capacity serving multiple purposes including: supporting curriculum; increasing access to St’at’imc language, culture/heritage; adding to the archival materials available in the P’egp’ig’lha Infomration Centre; supporting Aboriginal title claims; governance preservation and accountability and the long-term preservation of St’at’imc stories, language, and culture/heritage.

Project Title: SMHP Oral History Digitization Project
Participant: Tk’emlups to Secwepemc
Amount: $8,882.56
Description: The Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park (SMHP) will digitize 106 of its 612 cassettes, which contain unique recordings of Secwepemc oral histories, language and culture. The digitized content from these audiocassettes will not only be used in current and future language and cultural programming but will be accessible to researchers, community and future generations.

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