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TRUTH AND RECLAMATION: A 1000 hours of Teaching Squamish Language at SFU
Wed, 26 April 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM PDT
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.
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
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Location: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre at SFU Woodwards
149 West Hastings Vancouver, BC
This Talk will be videotaped* and shared on our KAS website.
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