We need to keep our language alive and it has been identified by community members as the most important cultural issue for us to address. Our language is endangered because we have so few speakers left in our community that works to keep the language alive and in daily use”(Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Comprehensive Community Plan, 2016)
The Language Revitalization Program Coordinator works in accordance with the GNN CCP to support and coordinate all Bak̓wa̱mk̓ala language revitalization programs in the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw community. They also seek external funding, support Elder-speakers, and work with the community to develop a plan to ensure Bak̓wa̱mk̓ala is a strong living language.
(the a’s sound like the a in “father”)
(say the key and us parts quickly, together)
FirstVoices is a suite of web-based tools and services designed to support Indigenous people engaged in language archiving, language teaching and culture revitalization.