Welcome to ta’ulthun sqwal

m’i nuw’ilum ’i’ ta’ult tthu hul’q’umi’num’!

Come on in and learn some Hul’q’umi’num’!



We are Coast Salish. Our home is along the Salish Sea on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, and the neighboring islands. The Hul’q’umi’num’ dialect is spoken by the Snaw-naw-as, Snuneymuxw, Stz’uminus, Penelakut, Halalt, Quw’utsun’, and Malahat people and their relatives living among the neighbouring Coast Salish peoples.

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New and Interesting Words

Each week as we work on interviews, stories, and teaching materials, we encounter words and phrases that are not in the dictionaries. Watch this spot to see what we have recently (re)discovered:

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