University of British Columbiua

We would like to acknowledge that FNSSA, the xʷnaʔələmxʷ sχəχi:ls Journal and First Peoples Writing Blog all operate on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Hən’q’əmin’əm’ speaking Musqueam people. We are guests on this territory and wish to express our gratitude for the ability to learn and share knowledge on this land.

The name of the Journal, xʷnaʔələmxʷ sχəχi:ls, means “first peoples writing” in hən’q’əmin’əm’. The name has been given to us by Elder Larry Grant and the Musqueam Language and Culture Program, to whom we give many thanks.

FNSSA, the First Peoples Writing Blog and the xʷnaʔələmxʷ sχəχi:ls editors would like to extend thanks to the First Nations Studies Program (FNSP) Faculty for continuing to support and inspire students in their pursuit of Indigenous academia.

We would also like to thank the First Nations House of Learning for offering their support, for nurturing community, and bringing together both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

Our thanks go out to Xwi7xwa Library for their commitment to the xʷnaʔələmxʷ sχəχi:ls Journal and continuing to support both Indigenous and non-Indigenous student’s academic endeavours.

We would like to thank our blog users in advance for their ongoing contributions to our project. These contributions engage the community in intelligent and thoughtful conversations that are integral to moving our communities forward.

We would like to acknowledge the hard-work and dedication that has come from within our own teams, including FNSSA, the blog editor, and the journal editors. Without them, this entire project would not be possible.