Thesis for Master of Arts in Linguistics. 2019
From the abstract: This project documents Coast Salish protocols by laying down Hul’q’umi’num’ stories that describe traditional and modern proposals and that also illustrate ceremonial speaking at the wedding itself.
Thesis for Master of Arts in Linguistics. 2018
From the abstract: The goal of the project is to explain kinship terms in a fashion that is accessible to language learners so that future generations will be aware of the different meanings for vocabulary referring to immediate family, extended family, and in-laws. Information gathered for this project comes from elders within our community. I use stories to help illustrate how to use kinship terms in our Hul’q’umi’num’ language.
This book strives to honour the women in our communities who continue to embrace their important roles as givers of life and carriers of culture. This book reviews new ways to view Indigenous women's leadership. Thirteen women from various Hul'qumi'num communities on Vancouver Island and the Mainland, share their thoughts on leadership and stress the importance of living our cultural and traditional teachings. A central theme for leadership emphasizes the importance of keeping the past, present and future connected--a Sacred Cycle that will ensure we bring our teachings forward for the future generations.