Language Education Award Campaign
Kwi Awt Stelmexw is proud to offer a full-time adult immersion program in the Squamish Language, and we want as many Squamish people to participate as possible! We know, however, that many do not apply because they cannot afford to participate. Even with funding possibilities from First Nations, bursaries, or scholarships, the tuition and living costs associated with a full-time program can be a barrier. That is why we have started the Language Education Award to ensure that eligible candidates can participate in the program regardless of their financial situation. Help us help our Squamish Peoples reclaim their language by making a contribution to the Language Education Award Campaign today!
Language Centre Campaign
Perhaps one of our boldest visions, Kwi Awt Stelmexw is committed to building a Language Centre for the Squamish Peoples. This space will be dedicated exclusively to activities that promote and protect the use of the Squamish Language. Featuring a large gathering hall, classroom spaces, and offices, the Language Centre will provide a permanent home for Kwi Awt Stelmexw language programs, along with other community programs and activities dedicated to our Squamish culture.
Little Squamish Books Campaign
As part of our efforts to bring more Skwxwú7mesh Sníchim into the homes and lives of the Squamish Peoples, Kwi Awt Stelmexw designs language learning materials that are tailored to the needs Squamish families. Little Skwxwú7mesh Books is a series of booklets that focus on basic language skills, vocabulary, and phrases that are typically used within the home or within family settings when out and about. We are also working on audio resources to accompany each book and assist learners with pronunciation. These books will be distributed for free to participants of the Language in the Homes project. They will also be made available to the public to increase knowledge, appreciation, and support for Skwxwú7mesh Sníchim in the Squamish Nation community and beyond. Learn more here.