Bernard C. Perley is Maliseet from Tobique First Nation, New Brunswick. He holds Bachelor of Fine Arts (studio arts) and Master of Architecture (architectural design) degrees from the University of Texas, Austin. His PhD is in Social Anthropology from Harvard. His academic training is interdisciplinary and aims to transcend disciplinary boundaries to serve his commitment to Indigenous community-based research and advocacy.

Elder Larry Grant from the Musqueam Nation is an Adjunct Professor in the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program, in which he co-teaches the introductory hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Central Coast Salish) course. He is also Elder-in-Residence at the First Nations House of Learning and Consultant for the Musqueam Language and Culture Department.

Marny Point is a member of the Musqueam Nation and a Lecturer in the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program, in which she teaches the intermediate level hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Central Coast Salish) course. She is also the Urban Program Coordinator for NITEP; UBC’s Indigenous Teacher Education program, and is an instructor of the introductory Indigenous Education courses.

Candace Kaleimamoowahinekapu Galla (Kanaka Maoli) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education (Faculty of Education) and in the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (Faculty of Arts) at the University of British Columbia. She has taught a variety of courses that focus on Indigenous language revitalization that have included materials development, performative arts, and an international collaboration with eight post-secondary institutions.

Daisy Rosenblum is an Assistant Professor in the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program and the Department of Anthropology. She specializes in the multi-modal documentation and description of indigenous languages of North America, with an emphasis on methods, partnerships, and products that contribute to community-based language revitalization.

Patricia A. Shaw is the Founding Chair (1996-2014) of the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program, and Professor of Anthropological Linguistics with particular interests in sound systems; the interface of phonology with phonetics and morphology; literacy and oral traditions; language contact and change.



Mark Turin is an Associate Professor of Anthropology. From 2014-2018, Dr. Turin served as Chair of the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program and from 2016-2018, as Acting Co-Director of the University’s new Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies. His work focuses on language endangerment and revitalization. He writes and teaches on ethnolinguistics, decolonial methodologies, digital archives and cultural heritage.