Ta na wa Ns7éyx̱nitm ta Snew̓íyelh
Language & Cultural Affairs
Manager: Tracy Williams
Ta na wa Ns7éyx̱nitm ta Snew̓íyelh offers Sḵwx̱wú7mesh language classes to a wide range of community members, from our youngest learners to post-secondary, Elders, and Nation staff. Learn more about the various programs in the accordions below.
The Language Nest is for our youngest learners from 0 – 3 years old and their caregiver. Programming runs from September to June. To register, email Kaiya_Williams@squamish.net.
- Xwmélch’tstn Etsímxwawtxw Skwul (Capilano Little Ones School), K4 – Gr 3
- Norgate Xwmélch’tstn Community Elementary
- Language classes for grades K-7
- Eslha7án̓ Tá7ltaw̓txw (Eslha7án̓ Learning Centre)
- Language classes for grades 8-12 and GED Adult Learners
- Sp’áḵw’us Skwúlaw̓txw (Carson Graham Secondary School) for grades 8-12
- Language classes for Nation students grades 8-12
In collaboration with Simon Fraser University, the Nation supports the Squamish Language and Culture Certificate Program and the Diploma of Squamish Language.
Language sessions are offered from September to June to three different groups: community members, Elders, and Nation staff. To register or for more information, email email@example.com.
MAP sessions are provided to language teachers to increase language proficiency.
The Curriculum Development team is a developing area which focuses on creating accessible resources for our people. We have some English resources, bilingual resources, and Squamish only resources.
Visit our Facebook page and YouTube channel where we share videos created by our language teachers. As our language continues to grow, so will our resources. If you have any inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw History Book For Sale
We are excited to announce that tiná7 cht ti temíxw (We Come From This Land) will be published in early January 2024! The book is intended to be a snapshot – a collection of some of the multi-faceted stories and histories that are held by the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh People and a starting point for future conversations.
Squamish Strong Protocol Agreements Signed
As a part of the celebrations of the 100-year anniversary of the Amalgamation of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, we are pleased to announce the Nation is signing a Wa Iyí̓m ta Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Protocol Agreement with the City of North Vancouver, District of Squamish, and the City of Vancouver respectively.
New Squamish Nation Residential Tenancy Regulations for Sen̓áḵw
Today, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw announces that the protections in the British Columbia Residential Tenancy Act (BCRTA) will be in place for the Sen̓áḵw development and for future on-reserve housing developments.