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June 13
Proposal to add Musqueam language to School Name

To recognize the history of the lands on which we live, work and play, Thunderbird Elementary School has been given permission by the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Indian Band to add šxʷəxʷaʔəs, (Thunderbird) in the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam) language to the school name.

On Tuesday May 30th, we welcomed Shane Pointe, the Vancouver School Board Knowledge Keeper and Elder in Residence. Shane taught the school community how to pronounce šxʷəxʷaʔəs, (swok-kvos) the word for Thunderbird

A video of Shane teaching the pronunciation is available below

Shane Pointe.mp4Shane Pointe.mp4

 

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