Only seven people on the entire planet can still fluently speak Skwomesh, the language of the Squamish peoples, whose traditional territory covers large parts of Metro Vancouver. But a new program at one of the city’s top universities is aiming to change all of that.
Starting in September, Simon Fraser University will offer a groundbreaking full-time immersion program in Skwx̱wú7mesh sníchim, or the Skwomesh language. Students will study seven hours a day, five days a week, in a unique effort to bring the language back from the brink of extinction. Continue reading:
Vancouver-Area University offers Full-Time Program in Endangered Aboriginal Language