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Lil'wat Nation Language and Culture

Capilano University

Faculty:Faculty of Arts & Sciences, School of Humanities
Field of Study:Aboriginal and Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Aboriginal and Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Aboriginal Education
Aboriginal Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,237
International: $6,739

Cost is for Year 1 and includes fees.



Develop your Ucwalmícwts (Lil’wat) language skills while learning about the history and culture of the Lil’wat Nation. Cá7stum' ti Nqwal'úttenlhkalha!

Help keep the Ucwalmícwts (the Lil'wat language) alive. Suited to current or future teacher of the Lil'wat language, the program offers introductory language courses as well as literature and other electives relevant to Lil'wat language and culture.

The program is taught from a Lil’wat perspective. You'll study at the Ts'zil Learning Centre in Mount Currie and learn from CapU instructors and Lil'wat community members.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants are required to have high school graduation (Grade 12).
    Application Notes : English is the language of instruction at CapU. All applicants are required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission. If English is not your first language or you've received your education in a language other than English, you must meet our English Language Requirements.
    Additional Admission Requirements:

      • Interview with Lil'wat education officials required

      Current Grade 12 students can be conditionally accepted based on final Grade 11 grades or interim Grade 12 grades. Students can upload proof of grades (e.g. unofficial transcripts, copies of report cards) through EducationPlannerBC when applying to Capilano University. Final acceptance will be based on high school graduation and having met the program specific requirements.

      Note: All B.C. applicants must release their grades to CapU via the BC Ministry of Education at Student Transcripts Services (STS). Please do this as soon as possible.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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