Qualicum First Nations

History Exhibit

Qualicum Beach, a little slice of paradise inhabited by the Coast Salish peoples since time immemorial…

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.

To learn more about his language revitalization work, visit www.qualicumfirstnation.com/pentlach-alphabet

Waking up the 'sleeping' Pentlatch langage

by All Points West with Kathryn Marlow