Dr. Candace Galla, Ph.D.


Dr. Candace Galla attended the University of Arizona on the original homelands of the Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui nations where she received a B.A. in Linguistics, an M.A. in Native American Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Language, Reading, and Culture. Dr. Galla is an associate professor at the University of British Columbia Vancouver and teaches on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam people. She is a well-known presenter who has extensive experience providing keynote presentations to a wide variety of audiences and has provided workshop presentations for educators.

Galla, C.K., Galla, L., Keawe, D., Kimura, L. (2015). Perpetuating hula: globalization and the traditional art. Pacific Arts, 14(1-2), 129-140. Access via ResearchGate – https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301650216_Perpetuating_hula_globalization_and_the_traditional_art

He pūkoʻa kani ʻāina: Creating Pathways for Indigenous Language Vitality (TEDx JIBC) – https://youtu.be/fvArPvKA4yk

He pūkoʻa kani ʻāina (A coral reef grows into an island): Building our Indigenous language capacity (Government of Canada, Our Languages Blog) – https://www.noslangues-ourlanguages.gc.ca/en/blogue-blog/possession-langues-autochtones-building-indigenous-language-eng

Hula power (UBC Reports) – https://youtu.be/fEzKo71xBdo