The Salish language is currently spoken by less than 50 people, most of whom are over 75 years old. There are no first language fluent Salish speakers under 50.
It is the dream of four young Salish people to recreate the process of passing the Salish language from parent to child, elder to youth in an effort to holistically preserve the language, perpetuating the Salish way of life and world view.
Nk̓ʷusm Salish Language Institute is the beginning of the realization of that dream.
Nk̓ʷusm works to ensure the continutation of the language in the community by maintaining, enhancing and creating comprehensive Salish language education programs for youth and adults.
Nk̓ʷusm Graduation Powwow June 1st, 2013
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“The language is really important because it is more meaningful and you feel stronger about yourself when you speak…”
“It’s up to you to learn, it’s not up to me, but I will support and help you and my heart will feel really good.”
Stephen Smallsalmon October 22, 2012
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