On the Coast Khelsilem on Indigenous language funding

On the Coast Khelsilem on Indigenous language funding

Dustin Rivers — also know as Khelsilem — says additional funding for Indigenous language revitalization is a good move by the B.C. government. Khelsilem is a councillor with the Squamish First Nation and a lecturer in Indigenous Languages at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby. He is also the man behind a language immersion program offered by SFU that teaches Sk̲wx̱wú7mesh sníchim (the 7 represents a glottal stop or a slight pause) — or in English, the Skwomesh language. "This kind of funding is a real tangible example of reconciliation in my opinion," says Khelsilem.

  • 2018
  • 00:07:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/06/2018
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