The story spaal’ yuhi’lum’ (Raven falls) is by Ruby Peter about Raven and how he relates to the natural world around him.
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’!
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).
Story, voice, and artwork by Sonya Charlie (Luschiimtunaat), based on a childhood memory.
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).
A Cowichan sweater is passed down from generation to generation in this story written and illustrated by Sally Hart with Hul’q’umi’num’ translation and voice by Ruby Peter.
yuw’i’na’qws tthu hwthuthiqut was translated by Ruby Peter and performed by Thomas Jones. Sally Hart’s beautiful art work is featured in this video made by Donna Gerdts.
Story by Harvey George. Art work by Valerie Bob. The men give a youngster a chance to go duck-hunting with them. See what happens.
A movie by Veselin Jungic and the Math Catcher team at SFU, IRMACS Center. Translated into Hul’q’umi’num’ by Ruby Peter and performed by Thomas Jones. Small Number learns the meaning of the totem—it’s good to work together.
A movie by Veselin Jungic and the Math Catcher team at SFU, IRMACS Center. Translated into Hul’q’umi’num’ by Delores Louie. Small Number finds many interesting things in the forest.