Action for the Squamish Language & Culture 

Action For All of Us

Kwi Awt Stelmexw is an arts and culture organization that sees a world with thriving culture, language, and community for the Squamish People.







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The Kwi Awt Stelmexw Story

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About Our Org

Language Revival

We build language programs, workshops, and classes for the Squamish People and the public to revitalize our language.

cultural planning

We support cultural planning to identify the vision, opportunities, and ideas of our community for our culture.

Artist Investment

We’ve  built trainings and supported the development of artists in our community. We envision an artistic world for our community. 

Community development

The combination of all of our work is really about community development. It’s about becoming more of a community with language & art as its pillars.

We have the power to give back and help.

We ask you to support our work.

Kwi Awt Stelmexw is a non-profit organization with no core funding. We run on small grants and donations from people like you to keep our activities going.

We’re grateful for all the support we’ve recieved so far.


Happening Now

RE:  June 21st, National Aboriginal Day (Indigenous Day)

RE: June 21st, National Aboriginal Day (Indigenous Day)

“What the people do with the land defines who we are.” “We either bring our languages back, or we die,” says Khelsilem, the founder of the Squamish Language Immersion Program at SFU. With Trudeau’s announcement of a National Indigenous Languages Act, and with today’s...

All Current Campaigns

Featured Initiatives

Contest: Win Tickets to Attend the We Speak! Fundraising Gala

Contest: Win Tickets to Attend the We Speak! Fundraising Gala

Celebrating Squamish Language & Culture All are invited to join Kwi Awt Stelmexw for the second annual We Speak! Fundraising Gala on April 8, 2017. This is an event to celebrate another year of achievements towards Squamish Language revitalization, and to...

Seeking Your Input: Vision Statement for Skwxwú7mesh Sníchim

Seeking Your Input: Vision Statement for Skwxwú7mesh Sníchim

Collaboration for the Future of Our Language Kwi Awt Stelmexw is seeking your feedback on the Vision Statement for Skwxwú7mesh Sníchim, developed last year as part of a community-wide process to develop a 25-Year Strategic Action Plan for the Squamish Language. Visit...

How to Make New Words with Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Suffixes

How to Make New Words with Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Suffixes

Use the Skwxú7mesh numbers to increase your vocabulary by 26 words!   A suffix is a letter or a group of letters added to the end of a word to make a new word. We will see how this works using the Skwxwú7mesh numbers, so let's review them:     1  -  nch’u7  ...

Our Top Priorities

We’re working on a number of key priorities to make a difference for our world.

Language Revival

We’re revitalizing the Squamish Language.

Language Centre

We’re developing plans to build a language centre for our community.


We partner with other organizations to strengthen our people’s arts identity.


We work with community members to see our community’s dreams come true.


We believe in growing our culture through identifying opportunities.

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$14,032 Raised

Language Centre Campaign

We’re making plans to build a Squamish Language Centre. Once built, we envision a place to protect, provide, and guide the revitalization of the Squamish Language. This will be a place to host regular language classes, workshops, trainings, and gatherings.


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Stay connected to our organization so we can include you in our work!

- Khelsilem, KAS Founder

Our Partners & Sponsors

  • First Peoples Cultural Council
  • City of Vancouver
  • Squamish Nation
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