People (quick reference)


  • Dr. Marianne Ignace (, Director, Indigenous Languages Program (INLP); Director, First Nations Language Centre; and Professor, IndigenousStudies & Linguistics;
  • Dr. Donna Gerdts (, Associate Director for Hul’q’umi’num’ (Cowichan/Duncan, Vancouver Island); Professor, Linguistics.
  • Dr. Peter Jacobs (, Associate Director for Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim (Squamish); Assistant Professor, Linguistics.

PostDoctoral Fellow:

Dr. James Crippen (, 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow (FNLP).



Manager/Academic Advisor: Lorraine Yam, MA
Budget/Program Assistant(s):  Brett Romans
Program Coordinator: Cheyenne Cunningham, MA

Warmest Welcome

Fall 2020:  We would like to welcome Dr. John Lyon to the INLP Family as our Visiting Professor (September 2020-August 2021).
Spring 2020: We would like to welcome Dr. James Crippen to the FNLP Family as our Postdoctoral Fellow. Please visit his webpage: