Honorary degree recipient - Fibbie Tatti
Fibbie Tatti is a prominent Indigenous linguist and media host. She is recognized for preserving and promoting Indigenous languages and culture.
Born to the Sahtuotine First Nation on Great Bear River in the Northwest Territories, Fibbie Tatti is a fluent speaker, writer and storyteller of the North Slavey Language. Over the past four decades she has helped develop an influential model for Aboriginal language curricula and served as an advocate and monitoring agent of the NWT Official Languages Act. She was involved in both the Sahtu People’s land claim settlement and the community of Deline’s self-government agreement. She has also hosted a CBC North TV current affairs program.
- Jake Brennan, June 3, 2020
* As a result of the suspension of June, 2020 convocation ceremonies due to pandemic restrictions, Honorary Degree recipients provided video messages. Citations for recipients will be posted following rescheduled ceremonies, which will be announced at a future date.