Wed, Aug 31|
Cultural Talk with J,SINTEN Dr. John Elliott
J,SINTIN will talk about the connection of WSANEC People to the islands, as well as a history of the JSINSET Clan.
Time & Location
Aug 31, 2022, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
ArtSpring Gallery, Salt Spring Island, 100 Jackson Ave, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8, Canada
About the event
HOSTED BY ARTSPRING: https://artspring.ca/event/cultural-talk-with-jsinten-dr-john-elliott/
As a traditional Knowledge Keeper of Tsartlip First Nation and W̱SÁNEĆ Nation, Elder John Elliott has taught in the Lau Welnew School at Tsarlip First Nation for over 40 years. A leader in language revitalization, he has made it his life’s work to ensure the SENĆOŦEN language is documented and taught.
John has taught language and culture courses through the University of Victoria and Camosun College, and is Chair of the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation. He co-founded FirstVoices.com, a web-based archive of over 70 different Indigenous languages. He has been instrumental in creating new opportunities for teachers from his community to become fluent in their language, which in turn facilitated a language immersion program for young children and their parents.