Welcome to our Hul’q’umi’num’ Sxwi’em’ (stories) website

Come in and listen to our stories. We hope that they will help you to learn and enjoy the Hul’q’umi’num’ language. We are Coast Salish. Our home is along the Salish Sea on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Browse through the collection of videos, transcriptions, translations, lessons, and more.

m’i nuw’ilum ’i’ ta’ult tthu hul’q'umi’num’!

Short Stories

t’it’ulum’ wuxus – Singing Frogs

A childhood reminiscence forms the basis of this story, t’it’ulum’ wuxus (Singing Frogs), told and illustrated by Valerie Bob (Suli’xwi’ye) and translated into Hul’q’umi’num’ and performed by Delores Louie (Swustanulwut).

Long Stories

nuwa’la lhwet

Thomas Jones sings his song of tsiitmuhw the great horned owl in the Hul’q’umi’num’ story yuw’i’na’qws tthu hwthuthiqut (Ruler of the forest).

Small Number Stories