Resources

Spuptitul K- Grade 10 (Level 1)

K- Grade 3

Introductions Each student will stand up and in hul’q’umi’num say a greeting and introduce themselves Uy’ netulh. ‘Een’thu __________ (Good morning. My name is_____) OR ‘Uy’ skweyul. ‘Een ‘thu ________ (Good day. My name is____ )
Question/Answer Each student will be asked the following question. They will respond in Hul’q’umi’num. a)  ‘I i ch ‘o’ sthuthi? (How are you) I tsun ‘o’ sthuthi (I am fine) or ‘Uw-wu tsu ‘iin’ sthuthi’. (I am not well) or Huy ch q’u, ‘i tsun ‘o’ sthuthi’. (I am well thank-you.)
How do you say…? An adult will read an English phrase to each student. The student will say the phrase in Hul’q’umi’num. Tskwim sqwumey (red dog) Tsqway wuxus (green frog) Huy ch q’u siem (thank you respected person) ‘uy’ snet (Good night)
Stem a lu’ tu’ ‘i’? (What is it?) An adult will point to a picture and ask each student to say in Hul’q’umi’num what the picture is. Numbers: 1 – 10 nuts’a’ yuse’lu lhihw xu’athun lhq’etsus tux’s tth’a’kwus te’tsus toohw ‘apun   Animals: spe’uth (black bear) stqeeye’ (wolf) sqwumey’ (dog) yuxwule (bald eagle) mousmus (cow) haputiil’ (grasshopper) skw’ulwexe’ (butterfly) wuxus (frog)) qwuni (seagull) squl’ew’ (beaver) Colours: tskwim (red) tth’atth’uhwum’ (purple) kwikwutth’ (blue) tsqway (green) kwulalu-alus (orange) luluts’ (yellow) tumulhalus (brown) p’uq’ (white) tsq’ix (black) ts-hwikw’ (gray) kwimulus (pink)

Grade 4 – 7

Introductions Each student will stand up and in hul’q’umi’num say a greeting and introduce themselves Uy’ netulh. ‘Een’thu __________. Tun’ni’ tsun ‘utl’__________. (Good-morning. My name is _____. I am from _________. )
Question/Answer Each student will be asked one of the following questions. They will respond in Hul’q’umi’num.a)  ‘I i ch ‘o’ sthuthi? (How are you?)b)Skwins kw’un’ shkwan? (When is your birthday?)c) Nilh skw’ins tun’a kweyul, tu lhqelts’ tu sh kw’ush-s tu lhqelts’, tu sil’anum? (What is the date today?) a)I tsun ‘o’ sthuthi (I am fine) or ‘Uw-wu tsu ‘iin’ sthuthi’. (I am not well) or Huy ch q’u, ‘i tsun ‘o’ sthuthi’. (I am well thank-you.) b) Nu shkwan ____________.   (My birthday is date/month/year) c) (Today is /date/month/year)
How do you say…? An adult will read an English phrase to each student. The student will say the phrase in Hul’q’umi’num. Nem ‘itut. (Go to sleep) Hwuythut mun’u. (Wake up my child) ‘i-lhe nem ‘utl’-qul. (Lets go outside) Xew’s skweyul. (New day) Hwiyuneem  ‘ch. (You listen) ‘O’ ‘iyus ch’ul’ (Have a good time/ be happy) Mi ‘ew-wu.  (Come here.) ‘Uy’ snet  (Good night) ‘I-lhe nem’ huw’a’lum’. (Lets go play.) Stem ‘a’lu tun’ s’i’lhtun’? (What are you eating?) Hey’ewulh. (Good-bye)
Stem a lu’ tu’ ‘i’? (What is it?) An adult will point to a picture and ask each student to say in Hul’q’umi’num what the picture is. Numbers: 1 – 20 Animals: spe’uth (black bear) stqeeye’ (wolf) sqwumey’ (dog) yuxwule (bald eagle) mousmus (cow) haputiil’ (grasshopper) skw’ulwexe’ (butterfly) wuxus (frog)) qwuni (seagull) squl’ew’ (beaver) ma’uqw (duck/fowl) pous (cat) spaal’ (raven) stseelhtun (salmon/fish)Parts of the Body: tupsum (back of the neck) slhuq’we’lh (back) t’elo’ (arm) sxun’u (leg)Buildings: snuhwulhew’t-hw (canoe shed) q’aq’i-ew’t-hw (hospital) lelum (house) skoulew’t-hw (school)Colours: tskwim (red) tth’atth’uhwum’ (purple) kwikwutth’ (blue) tsqway (green) kwulalu-alus (orange) luluts’ (yellow) tumulhalus (brown) p’uq’ (white) tsq’ix (black) ts-hwikw’ (gray) kwimulus (pink)
Grade 8-10
Introductions Each student will stand up and in hul’q’umi’num say a greeting and introduce themselves. They will include their name, where they are from and a relative. Example: Uy’ netulh. ‘Een’thu __________. Tun’ni’ tsun ‘utl’__________. ________ tuna si’lu. (Good-morning. My name is _____. I am from _________.  ________ is my grandfather.) * grandfather is still alive OR Uy’ netulh. ‘Een’thu __________. Tun’ni’ tsun ‘utl’__________. ________ kw’unu si’lu ‘ulh. (Good-morning. My name is _____. I am from _________.  ________ is my grandfather.)  * grand father is deceased
Question/Answer Each student will be asked one of the following questions. They will respond in Hul’q’umi’num. a)  ‘I i ch ‘o’ sthuthi? (How are you?) b)‘Ii ch ‘o’ ts-sa’luqw’a’? (Do you have brothers and sisters?) c)   Ni’ wulh kw’in? (What time is it now?) d)  Nii ‘a’lu untsu kw thun kupou? (Where is your jacket?) a)I tsun ‘o’ sthuthi (I am fine)Uw-wu tsu ‘iin’ sthuthi’. (I am not well)Huy ch q’u, ‘i tsun ‘o’ sthuthi’. (I am well thank you.)b) Hee. ___ kwthu su’lasuqwt (Yes, I have ___ younger sisters/brothers) OR Hee. ____ kwthu nu shushiyulh. (Yes, I have ____ old er sisters/brothers) ORUwuw’ te’ nu s’a’luqw’a’. (No. I don’t have any brothers or sisters.)c)  Students need to be able to tell the time in Hul’q’umi’numd)  ‘Eut ‘i’ ‘utu ‘i tunu kapou. (My coat is right here) OR Na’ ‘ut s’a’kw’us tu nu kupou ni’ ‘utu ni’. (My coat is haning over there.) OR Ni’ ni’ ‘ukwthu nu lelum. (My coat is at the house.)
How do you say…? An adult will read an English phrase to each student. The student will say the phrase in Hul’q’umi’num. Tth‘ihwum ch ‘i’ tl’u wulh nemus-tuhw. (Please repeat) Nem tsun wulh ‘itut. (I am going to sleep now.) Mi ‘ew-wu. (Come here) Huy ch q’u, ‘utuna xew’s skweyul. (Thank-you for this new day) Qw ‘aqw’ulux ch. (Excuse me. – Move out of the way.) ‘O’ siamut ch ‘ul. (You just take it easy) Hwilas-mut ch tun shhw ‘a’luqw ‘a’ (Take care of your family)
Stem a lu’ tu’ ‘i’? (What is it?) An adult will point to a picture and ask each student to say in Hul’q’umi’num what the picture is. Clothing: stekun (sock) qwlhuy’shun (shoe) q’p’une’tun (hair tie) shyum’tun (belt) tsum’utun (back pack) suqiws (pants) qut-shu-tun (leggings) q’umunul’ ulwut (paddle shirt) shqitus (head band)Numbers 1 – 100snuhwulh (canoe) sq’umul (paddle) sta’ lo’ (river) smeent (mountain/rock) xatsa’ (lake) xa’x-tsa’ (pond) tl’usiip (licorice fern) tth’uxtth’ux (stinging nettle) xpey’ (western red cedar) kwulala-ulhp (red alder) pashawluqw (yellow cedar)

Cultural Presenters

The Indigenous Education Department has a listing of many Indigenous resource people to support teachers in integrating Indigenous content into their curriculum. These resource people are available to any class in the district and will be paid for by the INED department.

Video Resources

Spend some time with Cowichan School District Elder Dolly Sylvester while she helps us understand more about the Cowichan culture or learn some the ‘Hul’q’umi’num’ Word of the Week’