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General News · 12th March 2019
Brittany Baxter
For any community members who are interested in learning more about the Ayajuthem language, check out this AWESOME new interactive online map that the Tla'Amin language team has released in partnership with the Powell River Museum.

https://powellriver.ca/pages/photo-history-of-powell-river?fbclid=IwAR3p3fcLr6rKx-mwhXCO56d4yM3a3_OrWkB0q6JZ1dc31khZyHneZVvWYH8

In the words of Koosen Pielle from Tla'Amin Nation, "There are over 400 place names identified to have been used between ɬəʔamɛn (Tla'Amin), xʷɛmaɬkʷu (Homalco), ƛohos (Klahoose) and Komok̓s. Before colonization, we were all one people."

Underneath the map is a box labelled "Site number"
Enter a number of a place you are interested in learning the Traditional name for. There are LOTS of names identified on Cortes Island. It is an incredible gift to have access to this tool -- learning and practicing these place names is a very important step that we can all take on our individual and collective journey towards decolonization!