Beginning March 4, we will be offering the first class in the Líl̓wat Language & Culture Program: FNST 102 Líl̓wat People and Language I (Ucwalmícw):
This course tells the story of the Ucwalmícw (the Líl̓wat people) from an Líl̓wat perspective. The story is represented in the oral tradition, passed down from past generations of speakers. The knowledge was transmitted in Ucwalmícwts (the Líl̓wat language) and we will explore what language can tell us about Líl̓wat culture and social structure. This course focuses on expressions of collective identity, which can be seen as the sharing of a common territory, language, owned and shared resource sites and rights, kinship (both blood and marriage relations) and various complex cultural and political relationships.
This a 3 credit Capilano University course. Students can come to the first class to register, or come into Tśzil at any time to fill out an application and registration form.