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 Skeetchestn Community Elders Language Committee

Skeetchestn Elders have worked hard developing the Skeetchestn Community School Secwepemctsin Curriculum, this curriculum is used in our everyday secwepemc classes at the Skeetchestn Community School.  They have developed books on traditional plants, medicines, as well as worked on secwepemc legends, and day to day speach. 

Secwepemctsin Dictionary

Command Words

Berry Picking Terms

Fishing Terms


Secwepemctsin Language class are held at the Skeetchestn Community School Every Monday from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Instructor: Marianne Ignace, Ron Ignace, and Elders (TBA)

Cost: free of charges for Skeetchestn community members


This is a mutli-level course for beginners to intermediate/advanced learners. We will work on Secwepemc stories and story- telling, making introductions, conversation, giving directions, following instructions, song, prayer and other topics.

This course can be taken on an audit basis, or a 3 credit hour course in FNLG (First Nations Language) with Simon Fraser University, that can be applied to the Certificate in First Nations language Proficiency.