Literacies of the Land

Come and learn about how to awaken the language through travels and stories on traditional lands.Educator Robert Matthew and Secwepemc Elder Lawrence Michel and other Elders share their teachings using stories and placenames.

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Language Teaching Demos using TPR and TPRS

Watch teacher Janice Michel-Billy using TPR and TPRS to teach adults at the 2017 Summer Institute.

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About our Summer Institutes for Language Teachers

Check out our Summer Institute information. Every summer at Chief Atahm School we offer courses for First Nations language teachers and program developers.

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Book Launched! Elder Anna Michel's "Tsetcwecwqs"
Story about her pet chicken

This book is the first in a series of five children's books featuring local Secwepemc Elders experiences from their childhood. It is a part of a five-year research project titled, “Restorying Language through Stories of Our Elders”. The community-based research produced a collection of oral stories from 5 Secwepemc Elders that were then adapted into children's books, maps with placenames, a website, and a variety of classroom language curricula.

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