Indigenous languages are crucial to understanding Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Language is tied to place, space, culture and deep-rooted knowledge. This is one way to begin decolonizing and work towards reconciliation through the same system that stole the identity, language, culture, sense of belonging and pride from Indigenous people.
This session is full.
I am a Lheidli T’enneh member with Witsuwit’en/French/Italian ancestry and Vice-Principal of Language and Culture for SD57 Indigenous Education. I have taught for over 13 years including numerous experiential courses at CNC and UNBC with a BA (Emily Carr), a BEd (UBC) and a MA in First Nations Studies (UNBC).