Our Living Languages

A travelling exhibition by the Royal BC Museum

In 2019, to commemorate the UN’s International Year of Indigenous Languages, the Royal BC Museum has produced three custom-built travelling versions of its permanent exhibition Our Living Languages: First Peoples’ Voices in BC.  

The Our Living Languages travelling exhibition highlights what First Nations communities throughout the province are doing to help 34 different languages survive and flourish.

Through interactive stations, video and audio, Our Living Languages provides visitors with the opportunity to learn more about the history of disrupted languages in BC, the complexity of these languages, and the people–and entire communities–that are working tirelessly to document and revitalize them.

The travelling exhibition is designed to be flexible and meet the logistical needs of a range of spaces.  It’s ideal for regional museums and community centres alike.

The Royal BC Museum is grateful for the ongoing sponsorship of Our Living Languages by the First Peoples’ Cultural Council. We also acknowledge and thank the Government of Canada and Vancity for their support of the Our Living Languages travelling exhibition program.

Our Living Languages is generously sponsored by:


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