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April 19, 2017: Revitalizing Indigenous languages

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 7:00 pm (program begins at 7:30 pm)
Where: Welch Room, 4th floor, YWCA Health + Fitness Centre, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver | map
Cost: Free for Editors Canada members and student affiliates, $10 for non-members, and $5 for non-member students with valid ID. Registration at the door.

Our April meeting promises to be a fascinating one as Nicki Benson of Kwi Awt Stelmexw presents an overview of Indigenous languages of British Columbia, current language revitalization initiatives and challenges, and the work of Kwi Awt Stelmexw regarding language education and place name reclamation.

Nicki Benson is education initiatives manager of Kwi Awt Stelmexw, a not-for-profit organization founded in 2015 to advance Squamish cultural and linguistic identity. She has been working in language education for over ten years as a teacher, researcher, and consultant. She is the founder of Esperanza Education, an organization that promotes progressive approaches to language education, and has worked with international organizations on projects to support Indigenous language learning in several countries.


EDITORS’ PUB NIGHT
Editors BC publications chair Amy Haagsma will be hosting this month’s informal pub night before the monthly meeting.

Plan to drop by the Elephant & Castle for a pay-as-you-go meal or drink. It’s a great chance to meet, mingle, network, gossip, debate, or just plain catch up with other editors.

Members and non-members welcome. Just ask at the door for the Editors BC table.

Where: Elephant & Castle, 385 Burrard Street (Marine Building)
When: Before the meeting, between 5:00 and 6:45 pm

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