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Revitalizing Indigenous language

June 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Language is essential to cultural identity. The health of the Nsyilxcn language is linked to the wellbeing of the Okanagan Syilx people — and in healing from colonization. That’s why Dr. Jeannette Armstrong (LLD’06) has dedicated herself to recovering and improving access to the wealth of language knowledge in oral stories. She also helped to create the UBC Okanagan’s Bachelor of Nsyilxcn Language Fluency, which marks a first for Canadian universities. Learn about the inspiring accomplishments of Dr. Armstrong at this webinar that illustrates how we can ensure encouraging futures for Indigenous languages, cultures, and people.

Want a preview? Watch Dr. Jeannette Armstrong’s talk at the THINK FORWARD event held on September 24, 2022.