Diploma Program

Starting in September 2020 we are excited to launch the first year of the Squamish Language Proficiency Diploma Program. This program is a partnership between Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and Kwi Awt Stelmexw. It is a full-time program the runs from September 2020 to April 2021, Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. It is offered in collaboration with SFU. The program is designed for people who have already have some knowledge of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim and have completed the Squamish Language Proficiency Certificate or equivalent training/mentorship in the language. To apply to this program please complete the application form and submit. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but due to funding we strongly encourage you to get your application in by Monday April 27, 2020.

    Why are you interested in this program and furthering your knowledge of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim? How will you use this to benefit the community? (max 250 words)

    This program is open to people who already have language knowledge equivalent to completing the year two Squamish Language Proficiency Diploma program. Tell us about your experience in learning the language – for example, classes taken, your teachers, your mentors, or community work in the language. (max 250 words)

    Are you eligible for full post-secondary funding through your First Nation, including sufficient funds to cover your tuition and living expenses for the duration of the program (Sept 2020-April 2021)?

    Yes, I am eligible for full funding through my First NationI am eligible for partial funding through my First NationNo, I am not eligible for funding through my First Nation.

    If not eligible for full First Nations Post-Secondary funding to participate in this diploma program, will you find other funding sources to cover tuition (approx. $6,156 for two terms) + monthly living allowance? (if applicable)