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By Eugene Boulanger

Last week, Dialogues Youth had an opportunity to interview Linc Kesler, Director of the UBC First Nations House of Learning and a member of the Dialogues Project Steering Group.

“Linc Kesler is the Chair of the First Nations Studies Program and has been with the program since its inception in 2003. He has designed, and up until recently, taught FNSP 310, 320 and 400. In 2008, Linc was the co-chair for UBC’s Aboriginal Strategic Plan. In January 2009, Linc was appointed Director of the UBC First Nations House of Learning and Senior Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs. Linc has been involved with various FNSP Iniatives, including the Oral Narratives of the Klamath Termination, the development of the Interactive Video/Transcript Viewer, and Indigenous Foundations.

For 2008-2009, Linc was named the recipient the Dean of Arts award. Click here to read more about this accomplishment.”

– From Dr. Kesler’s bio on the First Nations Studies Program’s website.

We had a chance to ask him about the value of youth engagement, and why he supports an initiative like the Vancouver Dialogues Project.

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