Stellat’en First Nation Language Project
We are in the process of creating a digital data base of Stellat’en history, language and storie. Project lead is Dennis Patrick. Click on the image at left to download the report and let me know your comments or if you want to contribute. Email.
Relevance The ability of people to speak the language of their identified ethnicity is an indicator of the ability of ethnic groups to retain and pass on their culture and traditions to future generations. Language is a central component of cultural identity.
“language diversity is a major contribution to the wealth of every country’s cultural heritage and … there is need for political will and concrete actions to provide the resources needed to preserve this heritage, in particular Indigenous languages”
– Grand Chief Edward John
Stellat’en First Nations has dedicated two lots to the development of a Community Garden. The purpose of the garden is to supply fresh fruit and vegetables to the community. This year water lines have been installed, and we have spread good topsoil and manure. The garden will eventually have greenhouses and a community meat smokehouse. We hope to fence the garden next year
Thank You to Juanita Heron for all your hard work on making this happen. I hope everyone will be able to attend our Salmon Festival this year and give our community smokehouse a warm welcome into our community!