Okanagan-Colville

[aka Nsyilxcən, Okanagan, Colville-Okanagan]

Classification: Salishan

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critically endangered

resource

lut t̓a kspuƛ̓əm: Nsyilxcn Lullabye by Sʔímlaʔxʷ

Lullabye in the Nsyilxcn, Nsəlxcin, Okanagan Colville language. Nsyilxcn is an Interior Salish language spoken in Southern British Columbia Canada and Northern Washington. Written and sung by Sʔímlaʔxʷ (Michele Kay Johnson, a second-language learner); language editing by Q'iyusálxqn (Herman Edward). Gratitude to Dan Halen recording studio for recording and guitar, and to Okanagan Nation Alliance for inspiring a set of Okanagan lullabye recordings.

Michele Johnson

March 1, 2014

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