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First Speakers Language Gathering

January 19 @ 5:00 pm - January 21 @ 1:00 pm

First Speakers Language Gathering

DATE: January 19-21, 2024

TIME: Varies

LOCATION: Outma Sqilx’w Cultural School, Penticton, B.C.

CONTACT: Jennifer Lewis, Wellness Manager at [email protected] or 250-826-7844 OR smx̌icnátkʷ Cree Whelshula, Executive Director of kʷu cnxiʔ (We Join In) Nonprofit at [email protected]


The First Speakers Language Gathering is a space for fluent language speakers to gather and discuss planning around sqilxʷ education, culture, and well-being.


Honoraria and travel support will be provided to first speakers only. Other sqilxʷ are welcome to join and listen!


Jan 19 – 5 pm – 8 pm: Reception dinner for visiting, laughing, and grounding ourselves in the purpose of the gathering.

Jan 20 – 9 am – 5 pm: Discussions and planning around sqilxʷ education, culture, and wellbeing. Social visits in the evening.

Jan 21 – 9 am – 1 pm: Wrap-up discussions, next steps, farewells.


Open to Syilx nation Members only | Spaces are limited!


REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/XWF3fjjY8kmCG6Vz8


January 19 @ 5:00 pm
January 21 @ 1:00 pm