Aiyana Twigg, who recently graduated from UBC with a double major in First Nations and Endangered Languages and Anthropology, was awarded the 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s medal for inclusion, democracy and reconciliation.
In fall 2020, Aiyana Twigg created @ktunaxapride to encourage her peers to engage with their language and history. “This page will be dedicated to teaching, learning, and talking about the Ktunaxa language, culture, history, territory, and worldview of who we are as Ktunaxanin̓tik,” she wrote in one of her first posts.
Aiyana also made significant contributions to Indigenous student life as a lead facilitator with the Indigenous Leadership Collective, and as a Peer Advisor at Arts Indigenous Student Advising.
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