Kwak'wala Language Course:
Now Offered at Mount Waddington Campus
When: Jan. 4 - Apr. 22, 2016
Time: Wednesday nights, from 5 pm - 8 pm
Where: Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre, Port Hardy
Course code: KWA-096
North Island College will be offering a provincial-level introduction to Kwak'wala Language course (KWA 096) at the Mount Waddington campus in Port Hardy, beginning January 2016.
Students will learn basic conversation, structure and pronunciation in a Kwak'wala language immersion setting with a focus on listening and speaking.
See course details and registration information.
Language and Healing Logo (Right)
This logo I designed for students learning our language. The tree, in the middle, is the cedar tree; our tree of life. It represents, the Hase’, the breath of our ancestors. The roots of the tree are those who are learning our language. This depicts the understanding that our Hase?, our language, depends on each and every one of us for survival. Each of us must become more knowledgeable with the language. This will increase the longevity and lifespan of our Hase’ and bring forth a time of healing for all of our people. Healing is deeply rooted to the breath of our ancestors and reconnecting to all that we are. True healing can only be found in the revitalization of our languages. In the design the roots transform into the eagles wings, this stands for the journey we are taking and how we are taking flight with the Hase’. We are taking flight with our language into the revival of our culture and our heritage.
I originally drew the design for the people in my own community who are taking teacher training and taking up the challenge of language revitalization. But, now I see it’s much broader than that. The fight to revitalize our languages, is a fight for all Indigenous people, for language revitalization will be healing for all mankind and mother earth. I dedicate this design to anyone who wishes to commit to learning our languages.
- Rejean Child
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English Courses Starting This January
Read and study contemporary English Literature for credit or interest, whether you are an NIC student, in ElderCollege or Continuing Education studies.
ENG-230: Narratives of Love & Sex
location: CV campus, Tyee Hall, Room 204
Dates: Jan 5, 2016 - April 7, 2016
Times: Tuesday, Thursday 1 pm - 2:30 pm
Course Info: For 2016 winter the topic is narratives of love and sex. This course introduces the function of narrative and examines narrative method in a variety of genres such as poetry, fiction, drama, biography, autobiography, essay, film and textbook.
ENG-213: Introduction to Canadian Literature II
Locations: CV, PA and CR campuses
Date: Jan 4, 2016 - April 6, 2016
Times: Monday, Wednesday, 1 pm - 2:30 pm
Course Info: Students will be introduced to contemporary Canadian literature including poetry, short fiction and the novel. Key topics may include nationality, regional identity, ethnicity, gender, postcolonial theory, and wilderness vs. urban influences.
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