publication . Article . 2021

Syilx Knowledges: A Decolonial Strategy

Armstrong, Jeanette;
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  • Published: 31 Jan 2021
Abstract
This paper will present the context of the depth of on-going language loss as a result of Canadian education policy and the effort of the Syilx Okanagan Language Speakers to create a path toward the revitalization of Nsyilxcn as a language in use. The Nsyilxcn language is on Canada’s list of most endangered languages. The chapter will discuss the various challenges, successes and achievements of the Okanagan Language Association and the En’owkin Centre to engage with the community on language initiatives. It will thus provide an overview of the different areas of research, development and revitalization in the Syilx communities, through a multi-layered and compr...
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free text keywords: Assimilation politics, Nsyilxcn, Syilx Okanagan, Enowkinwixw, En'owkin Centre, Decolonial strategy
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