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 Indigenous Studies (formerly First Nations Studies)

Donna Gerdts
Department of Linguistics

Associate Director, FNLP (2020-22)

Peter Jacobs
Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics

Associate Director, FNLP (2020-22)

Postdoctoral Fellow

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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