Ideafest 2020

Speaking the land: Tâ’ sqaqwélʔ laâ Ta’ Tè ŋ’exʷ ʔ


Belfry Theatre, 1291 Gladstone Ave

March 5

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Speaking the land: Tâ’ sqaqwélʔ laâ Ta’ Tè ŋ’exʷ ʔ

Join University Chancellor and celebrated broadcast journalist Shelagh Rogers for an intimate conversation with Indigenous language champions Lorna Williams, Renee Sampson and Leslie Saxon. Here in B.C. and around the globe, Indigenous peoples are continuing their work to ensure languages are thriving and shape identity and a sense of place and belonging. Learn the vital role of Indigenous languages in maintaining the histories, knowledge and wisdom of a people, and how language holds the key to heal people and the land.

Hosted by: Vice-President Research Lisa Kalynchuk

Facilitated by: Shelagh Rogers (UVic Chancellor and Honorary Witness to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada).
Speakers: Wanosts’a7 (Lorna Williams), Lil’watul, Professor Emerita of Indigenous Education, UVic; SX̱EDŦELISIYE (Renee Sampson) language revitalizationist, co-founder of the LE,NOṈET SCUL,ÁUTW̱ Immersion school; and Leslie Saxon, Professor, Department of Linguistics, UVic.

This event was recorded and is available on UVic’s Facebook page. Watch the event

Organized by: Vice-President Research
Image (Mask): Rande Cook, Split in time -
Title graciously translated by Elder Elmer Seniemtem George.