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Indigenous Language Class – (Virtual)

October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

t̓il̓ x̌əšt/ hello.

Join Annette Timentwa, Language Curriculum Coordinator for the Colville Confederated Tribes Language Department, for this 5-week basic introductory class on the nxaʔamxčín language (happening on Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 10, Nov 17, Dec 1). The class will be covering Moses-Columbian language history, phonetics/orthography, vocabulary and grammar. Each class will cover 5-10 words or phrases, along with some simple grammar concepts to try and make simple nxaʔamxčín sentences. Classes will cover family terms, colors, numbers, and feelings because Annette feels that these are lessons that can be used at home and daily. Annette will be utilizing audio, visual, and video tools after the first class covers basic linguistic concepts and history. Participation is not mandatory, but always encouraged- as I know Zoom can be a little intimidating at first. Using your free time to learn another language can be difficult, but Annette commends anyone willing to try and get out of their comfort zone!

lámlamt/ thank you.

Cost: Pay What You Can
We want to make this class available to those looking to learn their own language. Part of the funds collected will go to the Colville Confederated Tribes Language Program.

Class limited to 24 participants. Registration required.

Photo of Annette Timentwa (on left) and Pauline Stensgar, the last fluent nxaʔamxčín speaking elder (on right)


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