CANCELLED: An Afternoon Introduction to Ucwalmícwts, the Lil'wat Language

Join Lil'wat Nation educator Yvonne Wallace for an introduction to the Lil'wat language, Ucwalmícwts.
Where: Florence Petersen Park
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Repeats: July 21 and August 18  
Event Details:

Sima7wí Ucwalmícwts ku Lil̓wat7úl - Come and speak the language of the Liľwat7úl.

In this session we will cover a brief history of the Ucwalmicwts language and how to identify sounds. We will practice simple commands, counting, colours, and animals. By the end of the session, you will be know how to introduce yourself and offer simple commands and greetings. This session will be lead by Yvonne Wallace from the Lil'wat Nation.

Two chances to attend:

Sunday, July 21 (registration opens at 12:01 a.m. on July 2)

Due to low registration our Sunday, August 18 session has been cancelled. New sessions will be offered in the fall.


Registration is required, and space is limited! Email to claim a spot. Max two spots per person, adults only.


About the facilitator:

Yvonne Wallace (Ucwalmicw) is from the Lil’wat Nation. She recently graduated from the Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree program at Capilano University. Her enthusiasm for playwriting began while she worked at The Centre for Indigenous Theatre. Later, she graduated with honours from Humber College Theatre Acting program. She has written three plays: “Smothered Sweetly”, “The Last Dance”, and “ustzan”, a play dealing with language reclamation and her first language fluency progression, with performances set for Maury Young Arts Centre on September 19 - 22, 2019. Since graduating from Capilano University, she has been teaching Ucwalmícwts to other adult learners at the Ts’zil Learning Centre. Yvonne is currently writing “7 Misconceptions of a Half-Breed Mother”, a tragicomedy about the public school system.