HELP Talks: Perspectives on Indigenous Language

Join us on April 16th as we focus on Indigenous Language Revitalization. This half-day event will explore the intersecting perspectives, disciplines, and practices working to revitalize Indigenous language and the impact that has on identity.

This interdisciplinary event will be of interest to anyone studying or working within Education, Health, First Nations Studies, Linguistics and Arts.

Tuesday, April 16th
9:00am – 12:00pm
The Longhouse
1985 West Mall, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, BC

Gail Sparrow – the former chief of Musqueam Indian Band. She was born on the Musqueam Reserve and went to school at Southlands Elementary and Point Gray High. She attended two years at Brigham Young University in Utah before switching to a career in business, operating a computer school for training Native men and women and a personnel company, Native Personnel Services.

Candace Galla - is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia. Her research seeks to better understand how language learners and educators are using digital technology to reclaim and revitalize Indigenous languages. She has taught a variety of courses that focus on Indigenous language revitalization that have included materials development, performative arts, and an international collaboration with eight post-secondary institutions.

Carolyn Roberts – is the Principal of Capilano Little Ones School in her home Nation Squamish. She holds a Bachelor of Education and Master’s in Aboriginal Administration and Leadership from UBC. She is a public speaker and passionate advocate for Indigenous Education.

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