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February 2020

Anchorage ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Training

February 24 - February 28
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association Anchorage , AK United States

February 24, 2020 - February 28, 2020 As APIA (the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association) begins the first year of their new three-year language initiative with support from ANA (the Administration for Native Americans), they have generously invited the WAYK team to Anchorage to attend a 5-day  ACTFL OPI workshop with members of the Unangam Tunuu regional team.  

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January 2020

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Winter Visit 2020

January 6 - February 14
Tsleil-Waututh Nation, 3178 Alder Court
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7H 2V6 Canada

January 6, 2020 - February 14, 2020 The WAYK team returns to Tsleil-Waututh Nation in North Vancouver, BC in the winter of 2020 to partner with the TWN language department, Kwi Awt Stelmexw, and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh adult immersion program at Simon Fraser University.

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December 2019

Anchorage Winter Visit 2019

December 23, 2019 - January 4, 2020
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association Anchorage , AK United States

December 23, 2019 - January 4, 2019 As APIA (the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association) begins the first year of their new three-year language initiative with support from ANA (the Administration for Native Americans), the WAYK team returns to Anchorage for 10 days of sessions in the winter of 2019. This new project is a continuation of their ongoing efforts to build a new generation of Unangam Tunuu speakers and focuses, as always, on proficiency development, in addition to creating community-based standards…

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Atka Winter Visit 2019

December 12, 2019 - December 23, 2019
Atka Village Atka , AK United States

December 12, 2019 - December 23, 2019 As APIA (the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association) begins the first year of their new three-year language initiative with support from ANA (the Administration for Native Americans), the WAYK team returns to Atka for 10 days of sessions in the winter of 2019. This new project is a continuation of their ongoing efforts to build a new generation of Unangam Tunuu speakers and focuses, as always, on proficiency development, in addition to creating community-based standards…

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November 2019

St. Paul Island Winter Visit 2019

November 26, 2019 - December 12, 2019
St. Paul Island Civic Center St. Paul , AK United States

November 26, 2019 - December 12, 2019 In partnership with Aleut Community of St. Paul Island (ACSPI, supported by ANEP and CBSFA) and the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA) the WAYK team returns to St. Paul Island for 17 days in the winter of 2019 accompanied by members of the Anchorage and Unalaska Unangam Tunuu teams! St. Paul’s language program is in the second year of an ANEP-funded project to promote immersion in early childhood settings. Meanwhile, APIA (the Aleutian Pribilof Islands…

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Tsleil-Waututh Nation Fall Visit (November 2019)

November 4, 2019 - November 22, 2019
Tsleil-Waututh Nation, 3178 Alder Court
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7H 2V6 Canada

September 4, 2018-October 19, 2019  November 4, 2019-November 22, 2019  The WAYK team returns to Tsleil-Waututh Nation in North Vancouver, BC in the fall of 2019 to partner with the TWN language department, Kwi Awt Stelmexw, and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh adult immersion program at Simon Fraser University.

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October 2019

Kodiak Annual Visit 2019

October 19, 2019 - November 2, 2019
Alutiit’stun Niuwawik, 215 Mission Rd
Kodiak, AK 99615 United States

October 19, 2019 - November 2, 2019 WAYK will return to Kodiak for another annual visit from October 19th-November 2nd, 2019. The WAYK team will visit with the Tamamta Liitukut language team in Kodiak, Alaska to support them at the beginning of the fourth year of their five-year project (supported by an ANA Native Language Community Coordination Project). We are excited to check in with the team as they continue to lead the Alutiit'stun Niuwawik (Alutiiq Language Nest) for pre-school…

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September 2019

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Fall Visit (September 2019)

September 4, 2019 - October 19, 2019
Tsleil-Waututh Nation, 3178 Alder Court
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7H 2V6 Canada

September 4, 2018-October 19, 2019  November 4, 2019-November 22, 2019  The WAYK team returns to Tsleil-Waututh Nation in North Vancouver, BC in the fall of 2019 to partner with the TWN language department, Kwi Awt Stelmexw, and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh adult immersion program at Simon Fraser University.

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August 2019

Okanagan Indian Band Introductory WAYK Workshop

August 19, 2019 - August 23, 2019
Head of the Lake Hall, ̣ 118 Head of the Lake Road
Vernon, British Columbia V1H 2A2 Canada
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August 19 - August 23, 2019  The WAYK team will visit with N̓səl̓xcin̓ language teachers and learners to provide a 5-day introductory WAYK workshop in partnership with the Okanagan Indian Band. Beyond an introduction to the essentials of WAYK, the workshop will focus on strategies for maintaining immersion in the classroom and during sessions with fluent speakers, as well as using WAYK Techniques to support existing curriculum and materials.  

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May 2019

May Language Camp and WAYK Workshop

May 27, 2019 - June 6, 2019
Tsleil-Wautuh Nation Cultural and Recreation Centre, 3010 Sleil Waututh Road
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7H 2V5 Canada

May 27th - June 6th, 2019  Monday-Thursday | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm  Join us as the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Department of Language and Culture kicks off the 2019 Summer Language Intensive with two weeks of language learning for beginners! In this camp we’ll be working with learners and speakers of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim, testing new lessons, and practicing our teaching skills. This camp is open to learners ages 14 and above. Child care is not provided.

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WAYK 2019 Summer Language Intensive

May 17, 2019 - August 4, 2019
Tsleil-Waututh Nation, 3178 Alder Court
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7H 2V6 Canada

May 17, 2019 - August 4, 2019 This summer, the WAYK team, including new WAYK interns, will live in the Vancouver area and work with a team of local speakers and learners. The team that comes together in North Vancouver will build on the existing work done over the past several years (including experiences working with both Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and hen̓q̓əmin̓em̓). Over the course of the Summer Intensive (May 17th — August 4th), we hope to achieve several goals that we…

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April 2019

Anchorage Spring Visit 2019

April 18, 2019 - May 2, 2019
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association Anchorage , AK United States

April 18 - May 2, 2019 As APIA (the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association) continues their ongoing Unangam Tunuu revitalization project,  members of the WAYK team will travel to Anchorage for 14 days of sessions in the spring of 2019. The WAYK team will continue to work with the Niiĝuĝim Tunuu and Qawalangim Tunuu language teams based in Anchorage during this visit, providing additional training and support for members of the local core team who attended the 2018 Summer Language Intensive. We will work with small groups of…

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March 2019

Pueblo of Pojoaque WAYK Language Immersion Workshop

March 11, 2019 - March 15, 2019
Poeh Cultural Center, 78 Cities of Gold Road
Santa Fe, NM 87506 United States
Pueblo of Pojoaque Logo

March 11 - March 15, 2019 Join the Pueblo of Pojoaque Tewa Language Department for five days of language learning and an introduction to the Where Are Your Keys (WAYK) method for language teaching. We'll be working with learners and speakers of Tewa.

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February 2019

February Language Camp and WAYK Workshop

February 19, 2019 - February 22, 2019
Tsleil-Wautuh Nation Cultural and Recreation Centre, 3010 Sleil Waututh Road
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7H 2V5 Canada

February 19 - February 22, 2019 The Tsleil-Waututh Nation Department of Language & Culture and the WAYK team present a week of language and method during our February Language Camp. Join us for 4 days of language learning and an introduction to the Where Are Your Keys (WAYK) method for language teaching. We'll be working with learners and teachers of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim. During the workshop, participants will go through the first lessons on the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim Fluency Freeway, as well…

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January 2019

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Winter Visit

January 7, 2019 - April 12, 2019
Tsleil-Waututh Nation, 3178 Alder Court
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7H 2V6 Canada

January 7, 2019 - April 12, 2019  The WAYK team returns to Tsleil-Waututh Nation in North Vancouver, BC in the winter of 2019 to partner with the TWN language department, Kwi Awt Stelmexw, and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh adult immersion program at Simon Fraser University.

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December 2018

Anchorage Winter Visit 2018

December 21, 2018 - January 5, 2019
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association Anchorage , AK United States

December 21, 2018 - January 5, 2019 As APIA (the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association) continues their ongoing Unangam Tunuu revitalization project,  members of the Anchorage Unangam Tunuu team will travel with WAYK to St. Paul Island and Atka and return to Anchorage for 10 days of sessions in the winter of 2018. The WAYK team will continue to work with the Niiĝuĝim Tunuu and Qawalangim Tunuu language teams based in Anchorage during this visit, providing additional training and support for members of the local core team who…

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Atka Winter Visit 2018

December 9, 2018 - December 20, 2018
Atka Village Atka , AK United States

December 9, 2018 - December 20, 2018 As APIA (the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association) continues their ongoing Unangam Tunuu revitalization project, the WAYK team returns to Atka for 10 days of sessions in the winter of 2018, accompanied by members of the Anchorage Unangam Tunuu team! During this visit, the WAYK team will provide additional training and support for members of the local core team who attended previous WAYK workshops and participated in our 2016 and 2018 Summer Intensives. WAYK will continue to support these core team…

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St. Paul Island Winter Visit 2018

December 9, 2018 - December 19, 2018
St. Paul Island Civic Center St. Paul , AK United States

December 9, 2018 - December 19, 2018 In partnership with Aleut Community of St. Paul Island (ACSPI, supported by ANEP and CBSFA) the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA) the WAYK team returns to St. Paul Island for 10 days in the winter of 2018 accompanied by members of the Anchorage Unangam Tunuu team! During this visit, the WAYK team will continue to provide training and support for members of the local core team who have worked with WAYK during many previous visits, including the 2015 and 2017 Summer Language Intensives.…

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November 2018

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Fall Visit

November 5, 2018 - December 7, 2018
Tsleil-Waututh Nation, 3178 Alder Court
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7H 2V6 Canada

September 18, 2018-October 12, 2018  November 5, 2018-December 7, 2018  The WAYK team returns to Tsleil-Waututh Nation in North Vancouver, BC for 9 weeks in the fall of 2018 to partner with the TWN language department, Kwi Awt Stelmexw, and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh adult immersion program at Simon Fraser University.

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October 2018

WAYK in Anchorage!

October 31, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
Around Town Anchorage , AK United States

October 15, 2018-November 2, 2018 The WAYK team will be in Anchorage in October 2018. We’ll be visiting with WAYK players in the area as well as stopping by First Alaskan Institutes’s Elders & Youth Conference (October 14-17), the Alaska Native Languages Summer (October 17), and the annual Alaska Federation of Natives Conference (October 18-20). If you are interested in WAYK and live in or around Anchorage, let us know! 

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