Chinook Dictionary by Shaw This is an excellent piece developed by the Grande Ronde Tribes of Oregon on words and etymologies This is a great introduction to Chinook Rudiments of the Kamloops Wawa writing system You can read Kamloops Wawa newspapers as well as an affiliated newspaper Sugarcane Tintin here: Duane Pasco was one of the first to develop learning materials for Chinook Wawa. You can find entertaining reading here: BC Chinook Wawa has been pleased to support one of the best Chinook Wawa scholars in the world David Robertson. You can see his excellent blog here: You can…

Kaltash Wawa

Alex Code, Manager of the PoCo Heritage Museum, has joined our weekly learning sessions and has demonstrated a remarkable facility with Chinook Wawa. (See Alex's video Sametl here). He has also learned the script used for the Kamloops Wawa newspaper that was published in the late 1800s and early 1900s and was widely read by native people in the interior and to some extent on the coast. Alex and friends have published a humorous version called Kaltash Wawa (Kaltash or Cultus means ’not very good’). Alex says, "Recently a few of us have been learning Chinook Pipa and I've been…

The Snass Sessions

online chinook wawa study group This group. led by led by Dave "Chinook Man" Robertson, had been meeting weekly for quite some time. Then in mid-2020, they began to record their study sessions, realizing they would be of value to other Chinook Wawa students and researchers. You can also download the study papers below to follow along. study papers from the Snass Sessions: A Couple Kills All Their RelativesDownload Soup ManDownload The History of AgricultureDownload The Origin of DeathDownload SametlDownload Chipmunk and His MotherDownload Murder at LillooetDownload Shooting at Dog CreekDownload Bishop Grouard's Christmas Visit to Kamloops (part 1)Download…


Alex Code, a faithful participant in the Snass Sessions, has created an outstanding recording of "Sametl" as told by Thomas Paul and documented by the great linguist Melville Jacobs. Alex has recently become the head of the PoCo Heritage Museum. The recording he has made here includes some great sound effects!

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!