• Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Time:
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 29, 2019

  • Branch: All
  • Branch: Courtenay
  • Audience:

Join fluent Kwak’wala speaker Dr.Evelyn Voyageur of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation, of the Dzawadainox tribe and her granddaughter and curriculum assistant Carla.

Description:

Kwak’wala in the library is an introduction to the basics in conversation, pronunciation and writing system of the Kwak’wala language.

Participants will be guided each week in a thematic session that provides an understanding of greetings, wildlife, food, culture and more.

Registration:

These sessions are open to everyone at no cost.  Please register  ahead of time for the sessions that you are able to attend. Registration can be done by emailing courtenay@virl.bc.ca or by calling the branch at (250) 334-3369.

Note: We will be reserving 5 seats each session for those who self-identify as Indigenous.

Accessibility:
Our space is wheelchair accessible, with room for electric chairs. We have one a single stall accessible, family washroom however it does not currently have an automatic button. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Courtenay Branch.

Acknowledgement:
We respectfully acknowledge that this event is taking place on the unceded traditional territories of the K’ómoks First Nation, who have been caretakers of the land since time immemorial.

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