Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Traditional Stories

DVDs and CDs of traditional stories told in language with subtitles in both languages to facilitate language learning as well as more common use of the language in the meantime increasing exposure to Hul'q'umi'num'.

Cedar Bark Weaving

Tim removing the outer bark from the inner bark

DVD demonstrating though the Hul'q'umi'num' language the importance of Xpey' (cedar) and the basics of collecting weaving material as well as an intro to weaving.

Bighouse speaking

Willie Seymour and Ed Seymour in Shts'um'inus

The CURA project has been working on the Bighouse Speaking project since May 2005.

Working closely with Willie Seymour, Ed Seymour, and a number of elders' groups in the Hul'q'umi'num speaking territory in Southern Vancouver Island, we have created four interactive DVDs. Two DVDs cover the importance of the language to the Hul'q'umi'num speaking communities and the current state of the language. Two others specifically cover the Naming Ceremony used in the Bighouse for hundreds of years.

Friday, July 13, 2007


This is our first post. We decided on the template using the classic decision-making tool "rock, paper, scissors".

Tim won...