Gitksan teacher and linguist Russell Stevens was born in Kispiox and died there in the late 1980s. He collaborated with Jay Powell in writing a set of language lessons for his Eastern dialect of Gitksan: Gitksan Language, Books 1 and 2 (1977). A virtuoso on the guitar and natural teacher, he left his community with a continuing resource in the Gitksan people's efforts to maintain and revitalize their language and culture. [Vickie Jensen photo]


Stevens, Russell & Jay Powell. Gitksan Language, Books 1 and 2 (Kispiox Band, 1977).

[BCBW 2005]