BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

NLEK-220 - Nle?kepmx Language Vocabulary in Place And Socio-Spatial Context II - 3.00 Credits

NLEK-220 - Nle?kepmx Language Vocabulary in Place And Socio-Spatial Context II - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course provides students with increased active immersion learning tools following the three principles of (a) leaving English behind, (b) relating to everything and every action in Nle?kepmx language and (c) re-learning the world in Nle?kepmx language. Fluent Nle?kepmx language speakers engage students in activities focused on increasing the interactive use of Nle?kepmx language in selected topics including: (a) a story gathering convened by students, (b) a special feast with elders with elders convened by students, (c) a visit to a sacred sited convened by students and (d) a visit to a traditional gathering selected by students.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : NLEK 111,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 hours per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:



    • demonstrate the ability to verbalize the protocol words and process required to organize and/or attend special Nłeʔkepmx events including story-telling, feast, sacred site visits, and ceremonies in a Nłeʔkepmx language Immersion setting;

    • demonstrate an ability to explain and practice the protocols, words or phrases expected when visiting traditional sacred sites, participating in traditional feasts, and participating Cultural ceremonies;

    • demonstrate an understanding of Nłeʔkepmx language stories using an increased level of fluency;

    • demonstrate an ability to participate in Nłeʔkepmx language during special feast situations;

    • demonstrate an ability to participate in Nłeʔkepmx language during sacred-site-visitation; and

    • demonstrate an ability to participate in Nłeʔkepmx language during Nłeʔkepmx Ceremonial situations.

    Text and Materials: 1. Thompson, M. Terry and Egesdal S.M. (current
    edition) Salish Myths and Legends. Lincoln, NE:
    University of Nebraska Press.
    2. Hanna, D. and Henry, M. (current edition)
    Our Tellings: Interior Salish Stories from the
    Nlha7kapmx People. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.
    3. Other produced works available.
    Other Resources: 1. Thompson, L. C. and M.T. (1992). Thompson
    Language, Missoula, MO: University of Montana.
    2. Thompson, L. C. and M. T. (1996) Thompson River
    Salish Dictionary, Missoula, MO: University of
    Montana.
    3. Other available Nle’kepmxcin material available.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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