Who owns the language recordings?

Copyright information and how to request permission to share FirstVoices content

Ownership of all language content on FirstVoices, including audio and video recordings, is maintained by the contributing community. Information about who has contributed the available media can be found by clicking the information icon on an entry.

Want to share media or language information that you find on FirstVoices? Contact the Language Administrator for that language site to seek their permission. Contact information for the Language Administrators of a given language site can be found on the bottom right corner of the 'Learn Our Language' page. A representative of First Peoples' Cultural Council, including FirstVoices staff, cannot give permission on behalf of a community.


Liability and Warranty Disclaimer

FirstVoices makes no representations about the suitability of the language data or multimedia published on the FirstVoices web site. The linguistic information and supporting multimedia is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Everything on this site is provided "As Is" without warranty of any kind including all implied warranties, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. Neither FirstVoices nor FPCC/FPHLCC/FPCF nor any of its associated Indigenous language community partners shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of your access to or use of this site.


This database is protected by copyright laws and is owned by FirstVoices. All materials on this site are protected by copyright laws and are owned by the individual Indigenous language communities who created the archival content. Language and multimedia data available on this site is intended for private, non-commercial use by individuals. Any commercial use of the language data or multimedia data in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, is specifically forbidden except with the prior written authority of the owner of the copyright.

Users may, subject to these Terms and Conditions, print or otherwise save individual pages for private use. However, language and/or multimedia data may not be modified or altered in any respect, merged with other data or published in any form, in whole or in part. The prohibited uses include "screen scraping," "database scraping" and any other activity intended to collect, store, reorganize or manipulate data on the pages produced by, or displayed on the FirstVoices websites.