Languages, Place, and Power: Exploring Multilingualism and Language Learning on Indigenous Land

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Settlers on Indigenous land are not just English-speaking or French-speaking. The hundreds of languages we learn, use, and teach at UBC add up to a complex picture of what we might call settler multilingualism. What do different models of multilingualism and monolingualism currently promoted today tell us about how we acknowledge, or undermine, Indigenous sovereignty? […]