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TRUTH AND RECLAMATION: A 1000 hours of Teaching Squamish Language at SFU

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Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre at SFU Woodwards

149 West Hastings

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Please join us on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 7 - 9 PM for a dynamic and engaging evening about Language Revitalization!

TRUTH AND RECLAMATION: A 1000 hours of Teaching Squamish Language at SFU - With Khelsilem and special guests

“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 a new 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 7 pm for a pre-talk living room style reception, where there will be free light snacks, and a cash bar. The Talk starts at 7:40 pm. This event is in partnership with SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement.

*there will be some seating available during the reception.

ACCESS INFO:

  • The route to the Second floor 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 please link to Getting here

  • Please contact us with any access needs at programming@kwiawtstelmexw.com

Location: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre at SFU Woodwards

149 West Hastings Vancouver, BC

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IMPORTANT:

This Talk will be videotaped* and shared on our KAS website.

If you do not wish to be filmed and/or recorded, please sit in the designated “no-filming” areas in the space.

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By entering and by your presence here, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Your entry constitutes your consent to such photography, filming and/or recording and to any use, in any and all media throughout the universe in perpetuity, of your appearance and/or voice for any purpose whatsoever in connection with the production presently entitled:

Truth and Reclamation: Report back about teaching 1000 hours of Squamish language

You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent given by you by entering this area.

Thank you.

KAS Cultural Society

*by the EMMA Talks Crew!

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