Sqilxʷ Community Radio: Sharing humour and breaking news across the Syilx Nation by 4th year graduates with sqilxʷ charm, stx̌aʔníplaʔ, and the occasional tktəktkaʔnúkʷtn̓. Podcasts are approximately 10 minutes long. Podcasters, in order of appearance:
Sʔímlaʔxʷ Michele Johnson (OKIB and nqilxʷcníłxʷ news),
C̓ris Jordan Coble (WFN news and gossip column),
Nx̌əx̌sítatkʷ Shayla Allison (PIB news and weather),
Qʷyqʷʕayáx̌n Levi Bent (LSIB news and word of the day),
Pqlqin Maynard McRae (UNB news and Sensisyustn news),
Sq̓ax̌əx̌ínak Sheri Stelkia (OIB news and land based observations).
uł ʕapnáʔ, itlíʔ anwí ... mic drop
We received a delegation of Secwepemc teachers and Elders. It was exciting to share our methods and to be starting the SIXTH textbook of the Nsyilxcn Curriculum. Wonderful to hear Secwepemc language in the classroom. We had 100% attendance on Wednesday and learned the qʷʕasqi lesson from N3 and several review lessons while our visitors observed and took notes. We were happy to share Elders recordings with them and our lesson plans and dreams for future language growth across our Nations. We heard that the Language House method with the Nsyilxcn Curriculum is a successful model and is creating a safe space for language to grow. Dr. Janice Dick Billy is one of Sʔímlaʔxʷ’s heroes and her Masters and PhD theses, TPR Textbooks, and methods were guides on the language path we are on. Excellent classroom discussions this week. Even our grammar drills are frequent opportunities for laughter. We are getting stronger in the language.