Welcome to the Hul’q’umi’num’ Language & Culture Society

The Hul’q’umi’num’ Language & Culture Society is a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to ensure the survival of traditional knowledge and values. Our work proceeds under the guidance of a board of Elders, teachers, and researchers, all speakers of the Hul’q’umi’num’ language. We work collaboratively with the nine Coast Salish First Nations and three Aboriginal Friendship Centres in the Hul’q’umi’num’ territory. Our experienced team of knowledge holders, native researchers, and academic collaborators provides language research expertise, language teacher training, language learning opportunities, and language materials to local communities and the schools and universities that service them.

Hul’q’umi’num’ Materials

We currently doing research on several topics, including the language of canoe culture, Coast Salish weddings, and cultural knowledge on birds.

We are happy to share our materials and resources for you to use for teaching and learning Hul’q’umi’num’.