SFU Research Lead: Kelli Lynn Finney, PhD Candidate, Department of Linguistics
Community Partner Organization: Xaadaas Kil Kuyaas Foundation (XKKF)
Vibrant community-driven revitalization efforts are underway for X̱aad Kíl (Northern Haida), a First Nations language spoken in Haida Gwaii, BC and Hydaburg, AK. In partnership with the X̱aadaas Kíl Kuuyaas Foundation (XKKF) this project examines recorded conversations and speeches to develop curriculum-building tools emphasizing conversational language use.
CERi funding will support focus group sessions with language teachers and learners and facilitate work sessions with fluent elder speaker Lawrence Bell.