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Posted: August 13, 2019

First Nations Languages Conference

First Nations Education Steering Committee
The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) is pleased to present the First Nations Languages Conference, which is a major networking and professional development opportunity for BC’s school and community-based First Nations language educators and advocates.

Our conference theme, Xay Sts’itsáp - Carrying on the Sacred Work, is a Skwxu7mesh phrase inspired by the work of the late Snítelwet-t Dr. Deborah Jacobs, who was an accomplished and highly dedicated First Nations languages leader.

The conference will explore the following main topics:
  • Language teaching – creating and using language curriculum, resources, effective teaching methods, assessment and planning
  • Language revitalization, policy and advocacy
  • Technology – tools and applications to assist in language teaching and revitalization


CELEBRATING LANGUAGE CHAMPIONS We will be recognizing four new BC First Nations Language Champions who have made significant contributions to the future of their First Nations language.

RESOURCE SHARING There will be a space at the conference for the recognition of all Language Champions and for the sharing of samples of languages resources.

WORKSHOPS We are working hard to organize approximately workshops on a wide range of First Nations languages topics. All participants will be invited to select workshops in September.

LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE Broaden your language horizons in these fun and interactive sessions, hosted by respected language teachers from around the province. Choose a particular First Nations language or family of languages and dive in to learn the basics and have fun!  Light snacks provided.
Jennifer White

Date: February 24 - 25, 2020
Event Type: Conference
Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
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