NIC to offer Indigenous Language Fluency certificate 

March 25, 2020

North Island College has announced the creation of an Indigenous Language Fluency certificate that is set to launch this fall. The certificate expands on the college's current Indigenous language offerings in Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwak’wala, incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing and being along with language teaching. The certificate will also support the infusion of culture and draw on local fluent elders and knowledge keepers. “This new certificate is a response to local Indigenous communities and individuals from those communities who were concerned about the critical state of their languages,” said NIC Aboriginal Education Facilitator Sara Child. “I have no doubt that this will be an empowering journey that will change the perspectives of our students and their communities, and transform how we do education.”  The curriculum is in its final development stage with an expected first offering in September 2020.  NIC  (BC)