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Halq'emeylem Language Program

Language Classes at Upper Sumas

Increasing the sense of belonging of Indigenous students at school and celebrating cultural pride in Indigenous students are district-wide goals. Upper Sumas Elementary runs a daily before-school program where students learn Halq’emeylem, participate in talking circles and receive academic support. Our Indigenous Support Worker visits classrooms and teaches all students Halq’emeylem words (such as counting) and songs.

Also please watch the video Acknowledging the Traditional Territory.