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Sechelt Language

Sechelt is a Salishan language of British Columbia. Only a few dozen elders still speak the Sechelt language natively, but some young people are working to keep their ancestral language alive.

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Sechelt Language Resources

The Sechelt Language
     Profile and linguistic bibliography of Sechelt from the Yinka Dene Language Institute.
Sechelt Language Plaque
     Canadian human rights tribute written in Sechelt.
     Demographic information about the Sechelt language from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Sechelt Language Tree:
    Theories about Sechelt's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Sechelt Culture and History Links

The Sechelt:
     Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Squamish and Sechelt Indians.
Northern Georgia Strait Coast Salish:
    History of the Pentlatch, Comox, and Sechelt tribes in Canada.
Canadian Peoples: Salish:
    Ethnography of the Sechelt and other Salishan nations.
Sechelt Map
     Map showing Comox, Pentlatch, and Sechelt Indian territories.
Canoeing Cultures: Coast Salish:
    Sechelt and other Coast Salish canoe-building and traditional culture.

Books for sale on the Sechelts
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The Story of the Sechelt Nation
     Book on the Sechelt Indian tribe for sale online.
Mayuk, the Grizzly Bear * Ch'askin, the Thunderbird * Salmon Boy * Robin Red Breast:
     The Legends of the Sechelt Nation series of children's books, produced by the Sechelt tribe.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Coast Salish:
   Encyclopedia articles about the Coast Salish tribes.
   Sechelt Band * Sechelt Indians:
       Sechelt links pages.
   Lengua Sechelt:
   Information about the Sechelt language in Spanish.
  Les Amérindiens Salish de la Colombie-Britannique * Salish de la côte * Famille des langues salish:
  Information about the Sechelt tribe and other Salish people in French.

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