Qualicum First Nations

History Exhibit

The Pentlatch People


This exhibit looks at the story of the Pentlatch peoples who occupied the local area, based on the research and interpretation of a Master’s student from the Qualicum First Nation. There is a section on artefacts and implements, historic occupation of the area by Indigenous peoples, and a spoken language exhibit featuring ‘Pentlatch Moons’.

Many thanks to the BC Arts Council for providing funding so that we could continue in the revitalization of this very important exhibit.

Interview: Vancouver Island’s Indigenous Languages

Listen to Jesse Recalma as he is interviewed on CBC’s All Points West with Kathryn Marlow. Jesse, a member of the Qualicum First Nation, is working to wake up the ‘sleeping’ indigenous language Pentlatch.

Waking up the 'sleeping' Pentlatch langage

by All Points West with Kathryn Marlow