The Snass Sessions

BC Chinook Wawa ‘Snass Sessions’ led by Dave “Chinook Man” Robertson with cameos by Prof Jay Powell, last remaining speaker in British Columbia who learned it from elders. Snass is the Chinook name of Rein Stamm, the host whose commitment and tenacity has sustained these sessions and without whom they would not exist. By watching and practicing with these videos you will learn a lot about Chinook Wawa and Aboriginal culture. Most of the sessions review stories recorded by Melville Jacobs in the 1920s. Through this process Dave Robertson developed a new writing system which we call “Deyv Pepa”.

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Chinook Wawa immersion weekend

Students try their hand at wood carving
Class photograph

Hiyu Mahsee Julia!

Kanaway Sundee tillikum Julia Schillo skookum mamook kopa tyee schoolhouse UBC pus students chako kanaway moon pus chako kumtuks Chinook Wawa. Hiyu Mahsee Julia! One of our most stalwart weekly participants Julia Schillo is starting a Chinook Wawa group at UBC. Thank you Julia!