Ruby Peter

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Cowichan Elder Sti'tum'atul'wut Mrs. Ruby Peter has been a tireless advocate for Hul'q'umi'num language protection and preservation for many decades. She is the co-author of the Hul'q'umi'num Dictionary, published by the Cowichan Tribes. She co-taught Hul'q'umi'num courses at Vancouver Island University and was an early proponent of collaborative language teaching approaches that emphasized traditional Cowichan pedagogy. She holds honourary doctorate degrees from the University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University.

Molly Peter is a daughter, grandmother and great-grandmother from Cowichan Tribes territory. She has worked in Cowichan Tribes Child & Family Services for over 26 years. Like her mother, she has shared the importance of cultural teachings, values and beliefs with her offspring and community members along with the value of achieving an edu\cation.

Helene Demers is an honorary research associate in the Department of Anthropology at Vancouver Island University.

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What Was Said to Me

The Life of Sti'tum'atul'wut, a Cowichan Woman
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A narrative of resistance and resilience spanning seven decades in the life of a tireless advocate for Indigenous language preservation.

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