NSYL 331 Textbook Creation Initiative: iʔ skcaʔhaʔháms iʔ sqʷəlqʷílt

Project Team

  • John Lyon, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies, Department of Community, Culture and Global Studies, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Lead Applicant)
  • Jeannette Armstrong, Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies, Department of Community, Culture and Global Studies, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Mandy Jimmie, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies, Department of Community, Culture and Global Studies, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Mike Evans, Instructor, Anthropology, Department of Community, Culture and Global Studies, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Rachel McGraw, Instructor, Department of Community, Culture and Global Studies, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Emily Comeau, PhD Student
  • Sarah Alexis, MA Student
  • Maxine Baptiste, En’owkin Centre


Themes

  • Indigenizing Curriculum

Year

2024


About the Project

One of two projects funding the development of digital Nsyilxcn language textbooks to support students in the UBC Okanagan Bachelor of Nsyilxcn Language Fluency Program, this project seeks to create essential resources that fill a critical gap in our existing Nsyilxcn language pedagogical resources. This project enables the creation of a textbook to support NSYL 331, “Language Practice And Pedagogy: Praxis in Different Immersion Contexts,” a language immersive course geared towards increasing individual students’ fluency through interacting with video recordings of fluent elders in conversation or story-telling, the exploration of grammar as expressed through fluent elder speech and explicit grammar instruction built from culturally relevant language resources.