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Me7 Texwtuxwtsínem-kt Secwépemc Language Proficiency Certificate

Posted on: April 12, 2021

Me7 Texwtuxwtsínem-kt Secwépemc Language Proficiency Certificate

Like other Indigenous languages in BC, the western dialect of the Secwépemc language is critically endangered, with fewer than 50 fluent first language speakers still among us, all of them elderly. The western dialect Secwépemc communities invite new learners to an adult immersion program called Me7 Texwtuxwtsínem-kt (we will learn to speak straight/accurately). It is offered through a partnership with Simon Fraser University and funding through the First Nations Education Steering Committee.

The Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc (TteS) will host Me7 Texwtuxwtsínem-kt at the Language & Culture Department classroom in Kamloops, BC. This program is a 1,000 hour immersion program for adult second language learners of the Secwé pemc Language. The long-term objective is to create fluent speakers willing to teach and with the ability to pass the language on to future generations.

Secwepemc Language – Full Time Program Information 2021