Indigenous Language Resources

hən̓q̓əmin̓əm street sign on UBC campus


“You should try harder and harder and harder.”

Musqueam Elder Larry Grant in TCR 3.35

TCR 3.35, our special issue on place and displacement, has offered us at the magazine many opportunities to think about the work that we have to do, as we try harder (and harder and harder) to accurately represent and pronounce words in Indigenous languages and particularly the ancestral languages of the lands on which we live and work, including hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim, and Halq’eméylem.

As we continue to do this work (and as we consider the name of our magazine for more on this, see the issue), we’re putting together a list of resources that we’re grateful for, and which might be useful to others. We welcome feedback and suggestions as we keep adding to this list…

Gregory Younging’s Elements of Indigenous Style (2018)

The Power of a Name: q̓ələχən House at UBC 

Kwi Awt Stelmexw (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh arts and education organization with a Squamish Language Program)

hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ Language Courses (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm / UBC)

hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ Language Resources

X̱wi7x̱wa Library

âpihtawikosisân, “Beyond territorial acknowledgements,” 2016. 

First Peoples’ Language Map of British Columbia

CAUT‘s Guide to Acknowledging First Peoples and Traditional Territory


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