Language and Culture

During CCP Phase 1, 67 percent of participants said they are very interested in learning the Nlaka’pamux traditional ways. Approximately 68 percent also said it is very important to them to have access to cultural mentors and advisors.

Hosting and providing opportunities for our members to get together and providing ways to communicate will help preserve our cultural ways and also provide opportunities for our youth to learn their language. Members have expressed interest in attending cultural activities such as fishing and hunting camps, gathering (berries and other foods) camps, and food preparation classes or sessions.

The CNA is hosting elder and youth round tables to discuss potential programs and projects, while the Cook’s Ferry Indian Band will also be hosting cultural days including beading, dip net making, hand drum making and other projects of interest.