News and Events

Last updated:  March 12, 2020.


SFU Board of Governors and SFU Senate approved the update of our unit name's: First Nations Languages Program. Also approved is the new undergraduate program - Diploma in First Nations Language Proficiency. (July 2018)



FNLP (FNEP) has a new office beginning December 10, 2018. We will be in Robert C. Brown Hall RCB 8118.

FNLP/FNEP moved from Saywell Hall to Robert C. Brown Hall (RCB) and resided in SFU IAUPP space between January 2018 to November 2018.

To contact our office or the academic advisor, please email:



There are currently no positions available. Please check back again at a later date.  


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.

Coyote Art Work (2009) by David August (Dave) Seymour, Kamloops, BC.