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Adult Immersion Program | Xwmelch’tstn Info Sharing Meeting

January 25, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Have you heard about Temstl’í7 ta Sníchim, the Squamish Language adult immersion program being offered by Kwi Awt Stelmexw?

Starting September 2016, two instructors will lead a group of 10-15 adult students through 1000 hours of full-time immersion studies in the Squamish Language with the purpose to create LANGUAGE SPEAKERS after 8 months. The program, offered in partnership with Simon Fraser University, is a bold new initiative to increase the number of adult speakers of the Squamish Language in the world, and this could be you!

Kwi Awt Stelmexw invites you to an information meeting for anyone who is interested, or that may know someone who would be interested, in this opportunity. We are excited to share details about the program and the application process, and to answer any questions.

To learn more about the adult immersion program, visit www.kwiawtstelmexw.com/immersionprogram.


What to Expect:  The Program Director for the 2016-2017 adult immersion program, called “Temstl’í7 ta Sníchim”, will present details of the program, including the objectives, goals, and methods of the program. He will explain how to successfully apply for the program, and answer any questions about the program and application process.

Who Should Attend: This info meeting is intended for potential applicants, or those attending on behalf of potential applicants, to the 2016-2017 adult immersion program.

Date/Time: Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm.

Location: Chief Joe Mathias Centre, 100 Capilano Road, Vancouver

Parking: There is ample free parking in the lot beside the Chief Joe Mathias Centre.

Transit: Chief Joe Mathias Centre is a 10-15 minute bus ride from the downtown Vancouver at Granville and Georgia or a 10-15 minute bus ride from the Lonsdale Quay Seabus.

For more information please call 778-987-8809 or email contact@KwiAwtStelmexw.com.

TEMSTL’Í7 TA SNÍCHIM: The Adult Immersion Program

Kwi Awt Stelmexw, in partnership with Simon Fraser University’s First Nations Language Proficiency Certificate Program, has created a full-time adult immersion program for Squamish language acquisition. This program that has been named “Temstl’i7 ta Snichim”, is modeled after similar programs in the Mohawk Nation, Maori language programs in Aotearoa (New Zealand), the “Master-Apprentice Program”, and others.

An advisory panel will select 10-15 students participate in the program, starting in September 2016. To be selected, students must submit a cover letter, two reference letters, and a completed application to the program. The program application guidelines, application form, and selection criteria are available on our website, and at many Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh facilities.

This program has been in development for three years, and we are excited to offer it to our communities. This program is intended for younger learners between the ages of 18-40. Members of any First Nation are welcome to apply, but priority will be given to students of Squamish ancestry.

The application deadline to be considered for the program is March 18th, 2016 at 5pm PST.

Adult Immersion Pamphlet 2016-2017

Adult Immersion Program Guidelines and Application Form

Adult Immersion Program FAQ

Press Release


January 25, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kwi Awt Stelmexw


Chief Joe Mathias Centre
100 Lower Capilano Road
North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
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