A 1000 Hours of Teaching Squamish Language at SFU

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

“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.


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