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The Journey of Revival: Exploring Immersion Schools for Language Inspiration Our language team embarked on a journey of inspiration and discovery as they explored two immersion schools this past week, the Quw’utsun Smuneem Elementary School in Duncan and WSA̓NEC̓...
By Cheyenne Bergenhenegouwen “When I speak with people, or I share what I am doing in the garden, I am happy, and I feel I have a luminescence outside of myself when I share it with my people. When they approach me and talk to me, it's like their body is right here,...
Alert Bay youth – Gwimolas Hunt Cranmer and Giselle Alfred - recently returned from a 16-day East Coast journey with the Students on Ice Torngat Mountains Expedition. From their floating classroom they explored coastal Labrador, including the incredible Torngat...
“I believe that healing for First Nations youth begins with the resurrection of our language, and pride in our cultural heritage.”
“Our rivers were never meant to be alone. We recognize the role of our land as teacher and healer, guided by our ancestors and our elders.”
Chief Dr. Robert Joseph
“It’s not too late to ensure stewardship of our land, and it’s not too late to resurrect our culture, and create opportunities for our people.”
The concept of the central design of the Nawalakw brand is the sun’s core with four circles representing the Musǥa̱makw Dzawada̱ʼenux̱w, the Four Tribes of Kingcome Inlet. The four stylized circles are inspired by an ancient tattoo design symbolizing the face of the sun. The rising sun is the Creator’s promise of another day and a chance for a new beginning, if we choose to take it.