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August 2019

Okanagan Indian Band Introductory WAYK Workshop

August 19 - August 23
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 - June 6
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 - August 4
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 - May 2
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 - March 15
Poeh Cultural Center, 78 Cities of Gold Road
Santa Fe, NM 87506 United States
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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 - February 22
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 - April 12
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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September 2018

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Fall Visit

September 18, 2018 - October 12, 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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August 2018

Kodiak Annual Visit 2018

August 19, 2018 - September 15, 2018
Alutiit’stun Niuwawik, 215 Mission Rd
Kodiak, AK 99615 United States

August 20, 2018 - September 15, 2018 WAYK will return to Kodiak for another annual visit from August 20th-September 15th, 2018. The WAYK team will visit with the Tamamta Liitukut language team in Kodiak, Alaska to support them as they enter the third 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 develop the Alutiit'stun Niuwawik (Alutiiq Language Nest) for pre-school aged children, in addition…

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May 2018

WAYK 2018 Summer Language Intensive

May 20, 2018 - August 5, 2018
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association Anchorage , AK United States

This summer, the WAYK team, including 4 WAYK interns, will live in Anchorage and work with a team of local and regional speakers and youth from both Eastern and Western speaking communities. The team that comes together in Anchorage will build on the work done since 2015 in St. Paul Island and Atka and will focus on developing and supporting a sustainable language movement in an urban environment. Over the course of the Summer Intensive (May 20th — August 5th), we…

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April 2018

St. Paul Island Spring Visit 2018

April 22, 2018 - May 6, 2018
St. Paul Island Civic Center St. Paul , AK United States

April 22, 2018 - May 6, 2018 In partnership with Aleut Community of St. Paul Island (ACSPI, supported by ANEP and CBSFA) the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA, supported by ANA) the WAYK team returns to St. Paul Island for 15 days in the spring of 2018. 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 Summer Language Intensive, St. Paul’s independent 2016 Summer Language Intensive, and…

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Atka Spring Visit 2018

April 11, 2018 - April 20, 2018
Atka Atka , AK United States

April 11, 2018 - April 20, 2018 As APIA (the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association) continues the third year of their 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 spring of 2018. 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 Summer Intensive and in Atka's independent 2017 Summer Intensive. WAYK will…

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March 2018

Alaska Gateway School District Introductory Workshop

March 26, 2018 - April 8, 2018

March 26, 2018 - April 8, 2018 The WAYK team will travel to the interior of Alaska in April 2018 to work with teachers, students, and community members in partnership with the Alaska Gateway School District. The school district has schools located in the communities of Dot Lake, Eagle, Tanacross, Tetlin, Tok, Mentasta Lake, and Northway, in addition to offering distance education for rural students. In previous years, WAYK has partnered with other organizations (Doyon Foundation and the Interior Alaska Campus of…

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Celebrating Salish 2018 Conference

March 6, 2018 - March 9, 2018
Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N Hayford Rd
Airway Heights, WA 99001 United States

The WAYK team will be traveling to the annual Celebrating Salish Conference, hosted by the Kalispel Tribe. The 2018 Conference is scheduled for March 7-9, 2018. From the conference organizers: "We host the annual Celebrating Salish Conference, which brings together speakers and learners of all Interior Salish languages in the Inland Northwest: Kalispel, Spokane, Colville-Okanagan, Coeur d'Alene, Wenatchee-Columbian, and Montana Salish.  Our goals for this conference are to promote new speakers of our native language, collaborate with our neighboring tribal communities, and build ongoing…

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January 2018

Alaska Native Heritage Center Follow-Up Training 2018

January 12, 2018 - January 14, 2018
Alaska Native Heritage Center Anchorage, AK United States

WAYK returns to the Alaska Native Heritage Center for our third follow-up training with their Yup’ik and Iñupiaq teaching teams. In preparation for this training, the WAYK team has visited both Yup'ik and Iñupiaq language classes offered as part of ANHC's current project. This training will continue to focus on incorporating WAYK Techniques into the other language teaching methods in which the instructors have been trained (Total Physical Response and Accelerated Second Language Acquisition). Additionally, the WAYK team will share more demonstration lessons,…

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