|Former CHSS student Brendan Eshom is expanding the range|
of options to help spread the word of his love for Sm'algyax
(photo from Sm'algyax word instagram)
It's been one year since former Charles Hays Secondary Student Brendan Eshom launched a fascinating project for the Northwest, with the creation of the Word of the day website and a follow up initiative of a mobile app designed to expand the knowledge of the language of the Ts'msyen First Nation.
The app offers users the opportunity to learn more about the Indigenous langauge and to celebrate the one year anniversary, Mr. Eshom, now an undergrad student at UBC has added a user contribution aspect towards his work.
To commemorate the one-year anniversary on November 14th, the B.C. Indigenous language advocate has invited the public to suggest words that will be translated into Sm’algya̱x and featured on the web, in apps, and through related social media"The discipline of choosing and translating one word a day has allowed me to communicate my passion for the language, and has deepened my understanding of my own culture/ I particularly enjoy choosing words that reflect seasonal or newsworthy events, showing how traditional knowledge from BC’s North Coast can illuminate contemporary affairs"-- North Coast Language researcher Brendan Eshom
|The App is available at|
Apple and Google