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


Marianne Ignace

Director, Indigenous Languages Program (INLP)
Director, First Nations Language Centre

Academic Departments:
Department of Linguistics (Home) and
Department of Indigenous Studies  

Donna Gerdts
Department of Linguistics

Associate Director, INLP (2020-22)

Peter Jacobs
Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics

Associate Director, INLP (2020-22)
(On Study Leave)

Postdoctoral Fellow                                        Visiting Faculty

Dr. John Lyon

Indigenous Languages Program


Dr. John Lyon, Assistant Professor in Linguistics at California State University, Fresno, joins INLP as Visiting Professor in the 2020-21 Academic Year.

Affiliated Departments or Programs


Lorraine Yam, MA (LS)
Manager, Academic and Administrative Services
Academic Advisor (CINLP, DINLP, and FNEP Outreach)

Advising  Requests and
Advising Appointments:


Cheyenne Cunningham, MA
June Lau
Program Coordinator, INLP

Brett Romans
Budget/Program Assistant



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Joint position: Linguistics and FNLP
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