Chief Roger William (Xeni Gwet’in) has been in leadership for his community for more than 25 years, serving as Plaintiff in the landmark Tsilhqot’in Title case. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Tsilhqot’in National Government. Growing up speaking the Tsilhqot’in language and learning the songs and stories of his nation, Chief William is also a skilled drummer as well as a horseman whose rodeo and mountain-race wins are legendary in Tsilhqot’in territory. Committed to moving forward with his people while inspiring knowledge of language and culture among youth, Chief William is a dynamic and engaging speaker. He will be speaking about developments in relation to the Title case since the Supreme Court of Canada victory in 2014.
A light lunch will be served.
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Sponsors: UBC Department of English, First Nations House of Learning, First Nations and Indigenous Studies, First Nations and Endangered Languages, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, Museum of Anthropology, The Hampton Foundation.