News & Updates

Farewell Luncheon for Keith Beckett

You are invited to say farewell to Keith Beckett and say Thank you for all he has done for Quilakwa Stop and Shop

Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Aboriginal Youth within the Program regions, between the ages of 18 and 35, that have a business idea or are interested in becoming an entrepreneur.

Williams Lake Governance Hearing

Every voice matters. All Secwepemc people are encouraged to attend.We are committed to working in unity to build up the Secwepemc Nation and re-establish our traditional ways of governing ourselves. What are your thoughts on a Nation – to – Nation relationship with Canada? Come and share or witness to those that do.

Call for Applications – Aboriginal Arts Development Awards

We are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2016/17 FPCC Arts funding programs.

These grants support First Nations and Aboriginal arts through five programs: Individual Emerging Artists, Organizations and Collectives, Sharing Traditional Arts Across Generations, Arts Administrator Internships and Mentorships, and Aboriginal Youth Engaged in the Arts.

Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to their practice in any discipline — visual, music, dance, theatre, literary or media arts — and can work in traditional or experimental forms.

In 2016, 77 projects were awarded a total of $877,000 through the five programs. The deadline for all programs is October 31, 2016.


I have attached a poster, which provides a brief overview of our five grant programs. You can find our application forms and guidelines on our website (

Contact FPCC arts staff for more information — Cathi Charles Wherry, Arts Programs Manager, at [email protected] or Kyla Schorneck, Arts Programs Assistant, at [email protected].

We would like to thank all B.C. Aboriginal artists who are interested in our arts programs and look forward to receiving your application forms.


Chen kw’enmantumi,


Kyla Schorneck

Arts Program Assistant



1A Boat Ramp Road

Brentwood Bay, B.C.

V8M 1N9

Tel: (250) 652-5952, ext 210

Fax: (250) 652-5953

email: [email protected]


Women Entrepreneur Conference

Just wanted to let you know about this awesome event that local Entrepreneur, Julie John of Eagle Eye Gifts AND Be Inspired! Events and Event Planning, is hosting in November!  It is going to be great! Please share with everyone!

Reclaiming Circles of Wellness – Update

We have Daryll LaBoucan facilitating the youth workshop and Big Grizz DJing.  Please see the poster attached for further details.  Thanks so much!


Lakes Division – Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneur

“Start LIVING your dream! Sign up for the next session of the Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneur Training. Its FREE! It will give you the tools you need to launch your new business venture or, if you already have a business, it will help take you to that next level. What do you have to lose? Only 18 seats available. Launch date December 7, 2016. Call today!”

There’s a Truth to be Told

60’s Scoop in Splatsin documentary

Shuswap Women in Business

We are hosting our 2nd annual Conference and Trade Show at the Prestige Inn in Salmon Arm October 22nd.  It is free to the public but we are still open for vendor registrations.  Everyone is welcome.All the details are on the poster attached and they can register at our website –

Red Dress Day Event

What is happening locally with Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women?