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Team members: Lucy Bell (SFU Interdisciplinary Studies; Haida Repatriation Committee), Bryan Miles (Bill Reid Centre) & Vince Collison (Xaad Kil Nee (Haida Language Society))
There are many Haida scholars at SFU doing amazing work in Haida language and cultural revitalization. There is a need for these students to mobilize and gather to share their ideas, research findings, and to support one another. The “Haida Nerds” project goal is to first bring Haida grad students together for support in monthly gatherings (a hybrid of virtual and in-person) to give one another support, share Haida language and traditions, discuss our schooling and research. Uniting the Haida students at SFU will also contribute to student retention and graduation as creating a family of scholars will improve mental and spiritual well-being.
But there is also a need for Haida researchers to engage with the Haida community on Haida Gwaii to ground their research, do meaningful participatory action work and contribute to Haida community scholarship. We will have the opportunity to network with organizations on Haida Gwaii and to engage and learn from elders, artists, youth, and other researchers we invite. The project will also engage Haida SFU students with the Haida Repatriation Committee, the Haida Gwaii Museum, the Haida language, the Bill Reid Centre, and the Bill Reid Gallery to strengthen the research for all. Students will share their research concepts and delve into the resources at the Bill Reid Centre where thousands of photographs and other archival resources are held and learn about the resources in the Haida community. These engagements will connect Haida students with other Haida experts in our fields and provide a supportive, interdisciplinary environment rooted in Haida epistemology, pedagogy, and axiology.
What would you do with $3,000?
Up to $30,000* is available to fund SFU students who want to work with community partners to create meaningful impact.
Maybe you’re working on an existing idea for a class you’re taking, through a student club or another organization, or maybe you just have an amazing idea that keeps you up at night.... Whatever it is, we want to hear from you!
Start the process now by registering today – all you need is your passion and an idea.