Hesquiaht Language Action Stories & a Hesquiaht Language Lesson

Event Speakers


  • chuutsqa L. Rorick
    chuutsqa L. Rorick
    Host, Language Champion

    chuutsqa L. Rorick is a ḥiškʷiiʔatḥ (pronounced Hish-kwee-ut) First Nations woman, helping to build up a ḥiškʷiiʔatḥ language community movement with 9 fluent ḥiškʷiiʔatḥ speakers and a growing number of learners. chuutsqa trains and supports a number of Mentor-Apprentice community language immersion teams in BC and Canada while teaching Nuu-chah-nulth language at community and post-secondary institutions. She is a doctoral candidate in Education at the University of Victoria, with a research focus on Nuu-chah-nulth Language Revitalization.

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March 26, 2021


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Fluent Hesquiaht Elders and Hesquiaht language learners will share their personal stories and experiences of remembering, recounting and applying efforts to revive Hesquiaht speech together.  These accounts from language camps, intensive months, gatherings, resource-creation, online classes and one-on-one language learning will be told in the first hour of the session. In the second hour, attendees will get the chance to learn some useful nuučaan̓uł phrases that can be spoken in daily communications.

The event recording can be found here.

Hosted by chuutsqa L. Rorick

Apprentices Carrie Tom, Verena Wilhelmson, Penelope Lucas

Fluent Elders Phillip Lucas, Cecelia Tom, Julia Lucas, Patti Frank

Banner image: Hesquiaht Language Camp

We want to acknowledge the generous support of the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust towards this event.

Carving on the Edge

2021 Registration

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