Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
Truth and Reclamation: Squamish Language
FREE, registration required.
When: Wed, April 26, 2017. 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and Kwi Awt Stelmexw
TRUTH AND RECLAMATION: A 1000 HOURS OF TEACHING SQUAMISH LANGUAGE AT SFU
“We either bring our languages back or we die.” says Khelsilem, the founder of the Squamish Language Immersion Program at SFU. With Trudeau’s announcement of a national Indigenous Languages Act, and continual interest in meaningful reconciliation, Khelsilem seeks to share the lessons of running a full-time adult immersion program with SFU. After its first year the program celebrates 15 new language speakers, with another 15 on the way as another cohort begins in September 2017. Come hear about the development and implementation of curriculum, classroom strategies, and results of this groundbreaking program.
After the presentation, Khelsilem will have a dialogue with discussants: Julie Flett, Andrea Reimer and Charlene George. The evening will be moderated by Am Johal.
The evening starts at 7pm for a pre-talk living room style reception,
where there will be free light snacks, and a cash bar. The Talk starts at
- The route to the second floor World Art Centre is accessible, elevators, wide corridors.
- The bathrooms will be gender neutral
- These events are for all ages. we are unable to host a childcare option on these premises
- There will be a sign language interpreter on stage.
- The talk will be professionally digitally produced and shared on our website
- For parking and other information visit "Getting Here"
- Please contact us with any access needs at firstname.lastname@example.org
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