The First Nations Languages Program team consists of faculty members from various disciplines, instructors, and staff.


Marianne Ignace

Director, First Nations Languages Program
Director, First Nations Language Centre

Academic Departments:
Department of Linguistics (Home) and
Department of First Nations Studies

Donna Gerdts
Department of Linguistics

Associate Director, FNLP (2018-20)

Peter Jacobs
Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics

Associate Director, FNLP (2018-20)

Postdoctoral Fellow

James Crippen
First Nations Languages Program

Affiliated Departments or Programs


Lorraine Yam, MA (LS)
Manager, Academic and Administrative Services
Academic Advisor (CFNLP, DFNLP, NEP, FNEP Outreach)

Advising  Requests and
Advising Appointments:


Cheyenne Cunningham, MA
Program Coordinator, FNLP

Brett Romans
Budget/Program Assistant




Coordinator, Communications & Events
Joint position: Linguistics and FNLP
Media and PSAs.

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