Adjunct Professor, First Nations and Endangered Languages Program
Consultant, Musqueam Language and Culture Department

Larry Grant, Musqueam Elder, was born and raised in Musqueam traditional territory by a traditional hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam family. After 4 decades as a tradesman, Larry enrolled in the First Nations Languages Program, which awoke his memory of the embedded value that the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language has to self-identity, kinship, culture, territory, and history prior to European contact. He is presently assisting in revitalizing hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ in the Musqueam Language and Culture Department, and co-teaching the introductory hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ course through UBC.

Larry is the Elder-in-Residence at UBC’s First Nations House of Learning. He is a Faculty Fellow at St. John’s College, and the inaugural Honorary Life Fellow for Green College. In 2010, he received the Alumni Award of Distinction from Vancouver Community College, and in 2014, he became an Honorary Graduate from the Native Indian Teacher Education Program (NITEP) at UBC.

FNEL 101 001 Introduction to a Salish Language I: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)

An introduction to hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ /Musqueam language, the Coast Salish language traditionally spoken in and around Vancouver. Emphasis on accurate pronunciation and listening skills, conversational ability, basic literacy skills, an understanding of basic grammatical structures, and the study of oral traditions in their cultural context. No prior knowledge of the language is assumed.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tues & Thu 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6777 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teachers: Elder Larry Grant & Fiona Campbell

If you have questions, please contact our Program Assistant: fnel.arts@ubc.ca


FNEL 102 002 Introduction to a Salish Language II: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)

Continued introduction to hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ /Musqueam language.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 101B
Time: Tues & Thu 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6777 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teachers: Elder Larry Grant & Fiona Campbell

If you have questions, please contact our Program Assistant: fnel.arts@ubc.ca