This course tells the story of the Ucwalmícw (the Lil'wat people) from an Lil'wat perspective. The story is represented in the oral tradition, passed down from past generations of speakers. The knowledge was transmitted in Ucwalmícwts (the Lil'wat language) and we will explore what language can tell us about Lil'wat 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.
|Spring 2013 onwards|