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 fundraise for our next big dream: a Squamish Language Centre! The evening will feature comedy by Ryan McMahon, a delicious four-course dinner by Indigenous chefs, a silent auction showcasing local Coast Salish art, and Squamish Karaoke! We are also proud to be honouring the 15 new Squamish speakers graduating from the Squamish immersion program at this year’s Gala. All funds raised at the We Speak! Gala will go towards building a Squamish Language Centre in the community. All funds raised at the We Speak! Gala will go towards building a Squamish Language Centre in the community.

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What We Do

Language Education

Kwi Awt Stelmexw has developed cutting-edge and effective language education programs. The goal: create more fluent speakers. The intended outcome: a vibrant community strengthened by the use of a common heritage language.

Creating Moments

We host events to invite all to join in the work. We’ve hosted panels, talks, and galas. We would say we ḵéx̱wen ("gather the people"). Our next major project is to host a cultural arts festival where authentic cultural growth happens and is celebrated.

Language Centre Project

Where there is space for things to grow, they grow. Our dream is to build a 4,000 square foot Language Centre in the Squamish Nation where the language is protected and used exclusively. "What the people do with the land defines who we are."

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Arts & Education build culture

2015 was an amazing year of momentum and success.

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Language Education Award Campaign

Indigenous language revitalization isn’t easy. It's long, hard work that takes effort. Kwi Awt Stelmexw uses the support of friends and family to create amazing language opportunities for the community and the general public.

Language Centre Campaign

Indigenous language revitalization isn’t easy. It's long, hard work that takes effort. Kwi Awt Stelmexw uses the support of friends and family to create amazing language opportunities for the community and the general public.

Little Squamish Books Campaign

Indigenous language revitalization isn’t easy. It's long, hard work that takes effort. Kwi Awt Stelmexw uses the support of friends and family to create amazing language opportunities for the community and the general public.