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    • NAISA 2017 Conference

      22nd Jun 2017 to 22nd Jun 2017
      22nd Jun 2017


      From June 22 to 24, 2017, the University of British Columbia and its co-hosts will welcome NAISA (the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association), the largest scholarly organization devoted to Indigenous issues and research, to UBC’s Vancouver campus on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam Nation.

    • Come celebrate 20 years of MIB-UBC FNLG/FNEL partnership with us!

      6th Apr 2017 5:00 pm to 6th Apr 2017 5:00 pm
      6th Apr 2017 5:00:pm


      As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations, we invite you to join us at our end-of-term community potluck dinner. Please bring along some food to share and be ready to participate as students in the program present their work. Click above to learn more, and please RSVP by April 4th, 2017.

    • All Our Father’s Relations: UBC Film Screening

      27th Mar 2017 5:00 pm to 27th Mar 2017 5:00 pm
      27th Mar 2017 5:00:pm


      All Our Father's Relations is a documentary featuring the family of Musqueam Elder Larry Grant, Elder-in-Residence at the First Nations House of Learning and Adjunct Professor for the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program.

    • From Time Immemorial: Centering Indigenous Traditional Knowledge in the Archival Paradigm

      22nd Mar 2017 12:00 pm to 22nd Mar 2017 12:00 pm
      22nd Mar 2017 12:00:pm


      This talk will examine the unique aspects of traditional Indigenous knowledge systems that are at the center of Native American lifeways and culture. Through a decolonizing theory and framework, Jennifer O'Neal argues that it is imperative that these traditional knowledge systems must be the foundation and structure for the overall care and management of Indigenous archives, especially those at non-tribal repositories.

    • Augmented and Virtual Reality for Cultural and Linguistic Continuity: Reigniting the Many Voices of a Communal Bison Hunt

      15th Mar 2017 10:00 am to 15th Mar 2017 10:00 am
      15th Mar 2017 10:00:am


      Join us this Wednesday, March 15th as Caroline and Michael Running Wolf present an exciting talk on "Augmented and Virtual Reality for Cultural and Linguistic Continuity: Reigniting the Many Voices of a Communal Bison Hunt."

    • Indigenous Languages Fluency Symposium

      17th Feb 2017 to 17th Feb 2017
      17th Feb 2017


      This symposium will bring together communities, institutions, traditional knowledge holders and scholars from BC, Hawai'i, Arizona, Oklahoma, and Ontario to address the current situation by sharing new approaches to adult learning and language fluency.

    • The Just Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy: An Indigenous Perspective

      6th Feb 2017 7:00 pm to 6th Feb 2017 7:00 pm
      6th Feb 2017 7:00:pm


      Join Crystal Lameman, of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation, for a discussion of the just transition to a low-carbon economy from an Indigenous perspective.

    • All Our Father’s Relations – Vancouver Screening and Fundraiser

      28th Jan 2017 7:00 pm to 28th Jan 2017 7:00 pm
      28th Jan 2017 7:00:pm


      'All Our Father's Relations' is a documentary film featuring the family of Musqueam Elder Larry Grant, Elder-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor for FNEL. A special screening will be held on Saturday, January 28, 7PM at SFU Woodward's downtown. Find out more here.

    • Call for Applications (January 14 Extended Deadline): BC Breath of Life Archival Institute for First Nations Languages

      14th Jan 2017 to 14th Jan 2017
      14th Jan 2017


      The First Nations & Endangered Languages (FNEL) program, in collaboration with many other resource people at UBC, is hosting a week-long intensive Archival Institute for First Nations Languages from May 14-20, 2017. The application form is available here, and the deadline to apply is January 2, 2017.

    • World Premiere of “All Our Father’s Relations”

      6th Nov 2016 4:30 pm to 6th Nov 2016 4:30 pm
      6th Nov 2016 4:30:pm


      It is our pleasure to announce the world premiere of "All Our Father's Relations" at the 20th Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival, which is nominated for the Best Canadian Feature Award.

    • FNEL Hosts Aboriginal Student Lunch at Longhouse

      18th Oct 2016 12:30 pm to 18th Oct 2016 12:30 pm
      18th Oct 2016 12:30:pm


      Join us on Tuesday, October 18th at the Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall in the UBC Longhouse for a warm lunch hosted by FNEL.

    • The Global Indigenous Rights Lecture: Chief Wilton Littlechild

      17th Oct 2016 6:00 pm to 17th Oct 2016 6:00 pm
      17th Oct 2016 6:00:pm


      Join us on October 17th at 6PM at the Sty-Wet-Tan Hall, First Nations Longhouse, for an annual speaker series dedicated to global Indigenous rights.

    • The Tsilhqot’in Title Case Two Years On: An Update

      22nd Sep 2016 12:30 pm to 22nd Sep 2016 12:30 pm
      22nd Sep 2016 12:30:pm


      Chief Roger William (Xeni Gwet’in) will be speaking about developments in relation to the landmark Tsilhqot’in Title case since the Supreme Court of Canada victory in 2014.

    • Indigitization Futures Forum

      10th Jun 2016 to 10th Jun 2016
      10th Jun 2016


      You’ve digitized vital community knowledge, but now do you wonder what’s next in both managing and providing culturally appropriate access going forward? The Indigitization Futures Forum brings together past participants with others concerned with the management of Indigenous Knowledge in communities.

    • Colonizing pasts, Indigenous futures: Imagining Indigenous languages beyond the present

      2nd Mar 2016 11:30 am to 2nd Mar 2016 11:30 am
      2nd Mar 2016 11:30:am


      On Wednesday, March 2 at 11:30am, Professor Barbra A. Meek will deliver a public lecture called "Colonizing pasts, Indigenous futures: Imagining Indigenous languages beyond the present."

    • Daryl Baldwin – toopeeliyankwi, kati myaamiaataweeyankwi: We Succeed At Speaking The Myaamia Language

      22nd Feb 2016 11:30 am to 22nd Feb 2016 11:30 am
      22nd Feb 2016 11:30:am


      Join us for a special talk by Daryl Baldwin on Feb. 22 from 11:30am-1:00pm on the strategies employed by the Myaamia community in their attempts to rebuild community through language and cultural education.

    • January 26: FNEL Hosts Aboriginal Student Lunch at Longhouse

      26th Jan 2016 12:30 pm to 26th Jan 2016 12:30 pm
      26th Jan 2016 12:30:pm


      Join us on Tuesday, January 26th at the Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall in the UBC Longhouse for a warm lunch hosted by FNEL.

    • An Assessment of Language Vitality Among the Mako People & the Importance of Participant Observation Data

      3rd Dec 2015 11:30 am to 3rd Dec 2015 11:30 am
      3rd Dec 2015 11:30:am


      Join us on Thursday, Dec 3 for a talk by FNEL Postdoctoral Fellow Jorge Rosés Labrada who will present an assessment of language vitality among the Mako people of Venezuela.

    • November 17: FNEL Hosts Aboriginal Student Lunch at Longhouse

      17th Nov 2015 12:30 pm to 17th Nov 2015 12:30 pm
      17th Nov 2015 12:30:pm


      Join us on Tuesday, November 17th in the Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall in the UBC Longhouse for a lunch hosted by the First Nations & Endangered Languages Program

    • Multiple Exponence in Piaroa Subject Marking: Understanding Its Origins

      23rd Oct 2015 3:30 pm to 23rd Oct 2015 3:30 pm
      23rd Oct 2015 3:30:pm


      Join Jorge Rosés Labrada, FNEL Banting Postdoctoral Fellow and Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, for a talk about his research at the Totem Field Studios on October 23.

    • What Counts as “Success” in Language Revitalization?

      22nd Oct 2015 11:30 am to 22nd Oct 2015 11:30 am
      22nd Oct 2015 11:30:am


      On Thursday, October 22 at 11:30am, in the Lillooet Room (301) of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Leanne Hinton will deliver a public lecture entitled "What Counts as "Success" in Language Revitalization?."

    • Linking Language, Culture, and the Environment: Twenty years of Biocultural Diversity Research and Action

      24th Sep 2015 11:30 am to 24th Sep 2015 11:30 am
      24th Sep 2015 11:30:am


      Join us for a talk on "Linking Language, Culture, and the Environment: Twenty years of Biocultural Diversity Research and Action" by Luisa Maffi on Thursday, September 24 at 11:30am.