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Chinook Wawa and its strong connection to BC

The Chinook Wawa (or Chinook Jargon, as it is sometimes known) moved north to British Columbia after the 1846 border treaty forced the Hudson’s Bay Company to relocate above the 49th parallel.

Today, groups of speakers on both sides of the border are working to reclaim this useful and historical language.

To learn more about this fascinating language, visit BC Chinook Jargon

preview of BC Chinook Jargon website