2018 Symposium

2018 Program Download Here!


Meet our #YouthKeynote Speaker this year: Tim Masso

Tim Masso is 14 years old and is Nuu-chah-nulth from the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations on Vancouver Island, B.C..  When he was 10 years old Tim began learning his language and created wooden blocks with the characters that make up the Nuu-chah-nulth language that he places together to form words and phrases. In 2016 he attended the Assembly of First Nations’ (AFN) annual meeting with his brother, who was a youth delegate, where he met Carolyn Bennett, Canada’s minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs. Tim explained to the minister the importance of preserving language and she told him she needed his help to advocate for language preservation. Since then Tim has travelled throughout B.C. and Washington State and has become an ardent advocate for the preservation of Indigenous languages and the importance of language revitalization in building strong, vibrant, and healthy Indigenous nations. He is in Grade 9 attending Ucluelet SecondarySchool and is enrolled at the University of Victoria’s Language Revitalization Program.


Tickets are on sale!

 Tickets are now on sale for The Living Breath Indigenous Foods and Ecological Knowledge Symposium, May 4-5, 2018!

Adults: 20.00 for a day or 35.00 for both days

UW Students (Seattle, Tacoma and Bothell), undergrads and grad students must book a FREE admissions ticket below. (pre-registration is required this year, no exceptions)

Youth rate (12-21):10.00 one day/15.00 both days
Elders: (65 and over)-10.00 one day/15.00 both days




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OUR CALL FOR PRESENTERS HAS ENDED.   Accepted presenters will be notified soon. 

Call for Presenters!!!. See our flyer  below for more details. Visit our FAQ for additional information.