Cheyenne Cunningham

Cheyenne Cunningham


she / her / hers


Indigenous language revitalization, Indigenous education, land-based learning, storytelling, narrative inquiry


Cheyenne Cunningham currently resides on the Katzie First Nation reserve located along the Fraser River in Pitt Meadows, BC. She is English European on her mother’s side and Coast Salish on her father’s side. She is beginning her third year of her PhD in Language & Literacy Education at UBC. She has also recently graduated from SFU with her Diploma in Indigenous Language Proficiency. Her research interests focus on the exploration of Katzie place names that have been identified in Suttles (1955) Katzie Ethnographic Notes, to surface knowledge embedded within these landscapes. She would like to examine how these place names can be an intervention for language revitalization.