Wednesday, June 3, 2015

FNESC First Nations Languages Conference, July 16 and 17, 2015

Registration is now open for the FNESC First Nations Languages Conference, In the Spirit of Sharing, happening in Vancouver on July 16 and 17, 2015 at the Coast Plaza Hotel.  Held every two years, this conference brings together Elders, teachers, linguists, administrators and others to learn and share, in order to promote quality First Nations languages education in BC.
We are pleased that Jessie Little Doe Baird, project founder of the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project, will be our keynote speaker.  Jessie has been instrumental in the continued reclamation of the Wampanoag language and she is featured in a documentary that aired on PBS called, "We Still Live Here – Âs Nutayuneân.” 

Haida Language Boot Camp: How to Host an Intensive Language Program
Getting Learners to Talk, Speak & Dialogue
Action-Based Story, Craft & Traditional Foods:  Immersion Techniques for Engaging New Adult Learners
Developing Usable Curriculum for the Classroom
Creating Quality Audio Recordings on a Budget
First Nations Languages Essential Learning Outcomes:  Moving to Implementation and the Daily Halq’emeylem
Dah Dzahge Nodeside – Getting Our Talk Back:  Sharing our Journey of Tahltan Language Revitalization
Language Immersion in Practice and Play          
Implementing First Nations Language Curriculum Frameworks and Curricular Design
Coast Salish Woven Bag
Using CFR and Portfolio – an Alberta Example
Teaching JUMP Math in Ucwalmicts – Promoting Immersion Education           
Community Language Education Planning Workbook
(subject to change)           

Language Champions
Nominate an individual for one of the four BC First Nations Language Champion awards: Lifetime Achievement Award, School Education Award, Community Education Award, Youth Award (18-30 yrs).  One champion will be selected in each of the four categories and celebrated at a recognition event at the conference on July 17th.  See the information/nomination details on our event webpage. Nominations due May 28, 2015.

For online registration, registration guide and details, visit  Register early to avoid disappointment! (Note that this is not a FNESC reimbursable event.)  


Jennifer White
Senior Communications Officer

First Nations Education Steering Committee
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