Salish Language Specialists

Nkwusm Family

Gene Beaverhead

I was born to Diane Andrew on Febuary 1st 1963, and later adopted by Pete and Josephine Beaverhead. We( my brother and I) were lucky to grow up in a very traditional way. Language and culture were always number one in the Beaverhead household. Pete always told us to never forget what he had taught us. This knowledge is why I'm a teacher at nkwusm. I've been here since January of 2009 and teach k through 4th grades. This school year I will be focusing 100% on language.

Stipn Smallsalmon

My name is Stipn Small Salmon. I’m full blood Qlispé and 77 years old. I live up Mulmn (Mollman) Pass Trail. I've lived up there all my life. My dad was Mitch Small Salmon and my mom was Mary Beaverhead-Small Salmon. They lived where I have lived.