Our Beginnings

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By remembering the past…

Nk̓ʷusm can move ahead with humility, honesty, vision and creativity.

Through school and community activities, Nk̓ʷusm is reaching out to bring people together around the language in an empowering and family friendly way.


The Salish Language Immersion School opened in the fall of 2002

with a preschool and kindergarten class. The school provides a complete academic program with an emphasis on Salish language, culture and history. In 2009 the school graduated its first 8th grade class of four remarkable young people. Currently, the school is open to enrollment of children between the ages of 3 and 5.

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Looking to the future

Nk̓ʷusm is dedicated to perpetuating the Salish language through the continued development of a comprehensive education program that involves people of all ages. Through immersion classes with young people and adults. Nk̓ʷusm is working to make language revitalization a fundamental cornerstone of community and personal pride.

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