It is very important to learn to pronounce the names of Nations, places and people correctly. Below are a few pronunciation guides that will assist with this. As Bob Joseph states "“Do I get credit for trying?” No, because people in every culture are sensitive about how their names are pronounced so please make the effort to get the pronunciation correct because by doing so shows respect. It is also an acknowledgement of the connection between name, land and identity."
- This is very helpful guide for everyone who it looking to pronounce the names of Nations, organizations or places correctly. This is an evolving document made with the input from the First Peoples' Cultural Council and Indigenous Communities: A Guide to the Pronunciation of Indigenous Communities and Organizations in BC.
- This guide also has a useful section on pronunciations A Guide to Aboriginal Organizations and Services in British Columbia
- First Voices - created by the First Peoples' Cultural Foundation, this site includes recorded pronunciations of words and phrases by Indigenous speakers. Currently has guides for close to 60 Indigenous Languages from across Canada. You can also download the app!