Awi’nakola, which means ‘we are one with the land and sea’, combines in-class instruction with land-based cultural learning. Through the Awi’nakola program, instructors draw on Kwak’wala and Kwakwaka’wakw ways of knowing and being to inform academic learning. Courses focus on the basic conversation, structure and pronunciation of Kwak’wala (KWA-096), as well as classes in both English and Math. Land-based activities will vary and include seasonal cultural activities, cedar weaving, traditional foods and medicine gathering, and visits to local communities.
Upon completion, students will receive a statement of completion as well as Adult Basic Education course credits.
Funding for this program is made possible by BHP 2022-2027
The program webpages contain extensive information about curriculum, admission, highlights, costs and schedule. Please email your question here if you cannot find what you are looking for on the program page. Be sure to note your program of interest in the subject line. Alternatively, you can make an appointment to meet with an advisor through the online booking system.