Colville Tribes Language Program

The Cultural Preservation Division carries out the essential and honorable function of perpetuating the culture and history of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation.

nxaʔamxčín Staff

Government Building 3rd Floor S.W. Wing
509) 634-2713 | Fax (509) 634-2714


nxaʔamxčín is the Language spoken by:
škwáxčənəxʷ ~ Moses-Columbia ~ People living on the bank
šnp̓əšqʷáw̓šəxʷ ~ Wenatchi ~ People in the between
šnt̕iyátkʷəxʷ ~ Entiat ~ Grass in the water
ščəl̕ámxəxʷ ~ Chelan ~ Deep water
(It is also referred to as “Southern Interior Salish”)

  Pauline Stensgar  | nxaʔamxčín Fluent Elder

Pauline Stensgar | nxaʔamxčín Fluent Elder

  Helen Thomas  | nxaʔamxčín Fluent Elder

Helen Thomas | nxaʔamxčín Fluent Elder

  Micki Bearcub-Hudson  | nxaʔamxčín Language Apprentice |  Email

Micki Bearcub-Hudson | nxaʔamxčín Language Apprentice | Email

  Robert Lonebear  | nxaʔamxčín Language Instructor | (509) 634-2445 |  Email

Robert Lonebear | nxaʔamxčín Language Instructor | (509) 634-2445 | Email