When: Tuesday, April 16th 2019 | 09:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: The Longhouse, 1985 West Mall, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, BC
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A Public HELP Talk: Perspectives on Indigenous Language
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.
The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP)
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 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 a passionate advocate for Indigenous Education.