“Help yourself and help one another.”
Attn: FNLP/FNEP Cohort Students
Get Ready for Graduation
For FNEP graduation application, details and DEADLINES, visit FNLP Graduation webpage:
Visit also SFU Convocation website for other information and celebration tools
Indigenous Languages Undergraduate Credentials awarded:
Certificate in First Nations
15 CFNLP Graduates
Diploma in First Nations
16 DFNLP Graduates
The Indigenous Languages of SPRING 2020 CONVOCATION Undergraduate Graduating Cohorts (and # of graduands) include
Secwepmctsin - Eastern (6) & Western (5)
Skwxwu7mesh Snichim (14)
NEWS AND EVENTS
- MA Thesis Defence - Zack Gilkison "How What Was Said Was Said: Quotation in Hul’q’umi’num’ Narrative Performance"
- New postdoctoral fellow, James Crippen (Dzéiwsh), aims to break down myths around Indigenous languages
- Linguistics and Indigenous Language Proficiency grad Julienne Ignace follows footsteps of barrier-breaking parents
Read more FASS News & Graduation Stories
To view latest news and events, visit: www.sfu.ca/fnlp/news.html
Bachelor of Arts
Fall 2019: Major in Linguistics; & DFNLP (Secwepemctsin Language Cohort)
Master of Arts
Linguistics in a First Nations Language
Gina Salazar's MA project
is titled "Angry Raven and friends: Three new stories for Hul'q'umi'num' language learners."
Ivy Seward's MA project is titled "Wind from the North: Hul’q’umi’num’ speakers in Saanich."
Regena Seward-Wilson's MA project is titled "ni’ q’ushintul’ ’u tunu shhw’alukw’a’ | Traveling with my family: Growing and learning in the Hul’q’umi’num’ language".
WELCOME TO FNLP
Dr. James Crippen/Dzéiwsh
We are pleased to welcome Dr. James Crippen (Dzéiwsh) as FNLP's first postdoctoral fellow. James recently completed his PhD in Linguistics from the University of British Columbia, with his dissertation focused on the Tlingit verb complex.
James works primarily on Tlingit and languages in the Na-Dene family but also holds research interest in other Indigenous languages in the Pacific Northwest such as Haida and Chinook Jargon.
Elder Ruby Peter and Hul'q'umi'num' Language and Culture Society featured in CBC News
CBC News published an article highlighting the work Elder Ruby Peter and the Hul'q'umi'num' Language and Culture Society has done to preserve the Hul'q'umi'num' language. This past spring, four generations of Elder Peter's family received university honours from SFU.
SSHRC Impact Partnership Award
Professor Marianne Ignace was awarded the 2019 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Impact - Partnership Award at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. She is being recognized for her achievements in Indigenous language revitalization, and the impact she has made beyond the social sciences research community.
Cormack Teaching Award
Congratulations to Dr. Marianne Ignace who has been awarded the 2019 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Cormack Teaching Award.
FIRST NATIONS LANGUAGES PROGRAM
The SFU First Nations Languages Program (FNLP), previously known as First Nations Community Academic Outreach (NEP/FNEP), is inspired by the award-winning SFU Kamloops Program, where the First Nations Studies programs, First Nations language proficiency programs and First Nations language courses were originally developed and offered. Between 1988 and 2010, more than 400 students graduated from SFU Kamloops Program with SFU credentials, including Certificates, BA, BGS and BEd degrees, in concentrations such as Majors and Minors in Anthropology and Sociology, Linguistics, First Nations Studies and Archaeology.
The mission of the Academic Outreach and First Nations Languages Program since its inception has been the collective and individual empowerment of Indigenous peoples through education, taking into account First Nations' own knowledge systems, histories, ways of being and learning. Aware of the powerful role that Indigenous languages and language revitalization play for the present and future identity, well-being and wholeness of Indigenous peoples and communities, the First Nations Languages Program works with First Nations speech communities and organizations to enable Indigenous language learning off campus in First Nations communities. Since 1993 and in partnership with First Nations organizations, we have offered courses in some 18 languages in British Columbia and Yukon.
Our Program motto is “Help yourself and help one another."