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Le français est une langue où le genre est très marqué (masculin/féminin). Il est important de connaître des formes de langage inclusif ou neutre, car elles existent!
Trans Care BC a publié un document qui présente des stratégies et du vocabulaire très utiles pour s’exprimer de façon plus inclusive.

Sxuyus, qwuqwten, sqewum ‘i snux̌shun

Sqewum ‘i snuxshun

Sqewum ‘i snuxshun

Sxuyus, qwuqwten, sqewum ‘i snux̌shun

Qulum, qwunun, thathun ‘i muqsun



**Printable Lyrics**

Learn a few spooky words in Hul̓q̓umín̓um̓!

Tth’oxélets, otherwise known as the Basket Woman or Wild woman , is a frigtening being that has been told of in Coast Salish stories for many generations. She was known to kidnap young children who did not listen or who did not return home after dark, bringing them back to her home up in the mountains to eat.

Tth’oxélets, has a large basket woven out of cedar that she used to carry the children that she captured. In this activity, students will design their own cedar baskets or a mat while investigating patterns and measurement.

Sing along in Hul’q’umi’num’ to this lively album of happy friends. Both albums are available online  along with lessons and a resource guide. The CDs  can also be signed out from the Indigenous collection.


Note, the lyrics are written in an orthography different that the one being used in NLPS.

In this unit jointly created by NLPS and Ocean Networks Canada, students will explore multiple ways of knowing the beach environment through exploration of Hul’qumin’um’ language, personal connections, and science. Features include the Coast Salish story Xeel’s the Creator and an in-depth look at plankton which connects the biosphere, hydrosphere, and Earth’s daily rotation. The concept of system sustainability is central to the learning in this module, also represented through the meaning of the title which translates to working together as one with positive relationships.

Garry oak ecosystems, once a prominent feature of the pre-contact landscape of Coast Salish territories, were carefully tended gardens and farms growing spe:nxw (camas) as well as other edible and medicinal plants. Camas blooms in the month of tum̓pé:nxw (May) which in hul̓q̓umín̓um̓  means time for camas, alternately called punxwémuntime of camas blooming.

For more information including links to videos, articles and other information, see the link below. 

This activity is meant to accompany the Hul̓q̓umín̓um̓ QQS Playground Bingo game in Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools.  Learn the vocabulary in the classroom and then head outside to see what you can find! Use this project with a projector as an alternative to drawing cards. Printable Bingo Cards are available on NLPS Learns and at the school. Sound recordings by George Seymour.

– Printable Bingo Cards

Full screen Virtual Bingo presentation with sound

Patati et Patata, c’est un exposé oral accompagné d’un diaporama d’un format et d’une durée prédéterminée en fonction du niveau scolaire. 


Cliquez pour accéder aux règles, aux catégories et aux matrices PowerPoint.

NLPS is situated on Coast Salish land which include Snaw naw as, Snuneymuxw, and Stz’uminus First Nations. The meditations and stories that are shared reflect the culture of the Coast Salish peoples in these territories.