First Nations Languages Program (FNLP)

“Help yourself and help one another.”


Convocation Spring 2019

Honorary Degree Recipients

Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Ceremony E:  June 13, 2019
Thursday, 9:45 a.m.

(June 2019 Recipients List)



Congratulations 2018-19

First Nations Languages
Graduates and Graduands!

Master of Arts in Linguistics of a First Nations Language degree and the Certificate in First Nations Language Proficiency credential will be conferred to 2018/19 First Nations Language graduates and graduates in
Spring 2019 Convocation (June 2019)

To Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Graduands:

Information on how to confirm your Convocation attendance and to order your Convocation regalia, please visit the SFU Convocation website - Planning Your Day webpage.  (See also the FNLP Graduation webpage for additional resources.)



Spring 2019 Convocation
Ceremony E - Linguistics/ First Nations Language Academic Credentials

Thursday, June 13, 2019

09:45 Hrs. in Convocation Mall
SFU Burnaby Main Campus



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."




For further information or consultation about the following, go to:

  • First Nations Community Academic Outreach and Coordination
  • Program(s):  Certificate in FN Language Proficiency (CFNLP) & Diploma in FN Language Proficiency (DFNLP)
  • First Nations Language Courses: FNLG & LING


This webpage last updated: May 27, 2019.