The Ditidaht Language and Culture program is part of the Ditidaht Community School located at Nitinaht Lake BC.  The program delivers K-12 language classes programming for adults and other in the community. The online classroom was created in 2018 as a result of the determinaton from fluent speaking elders committed to saving their language. At present there are half a dozen fluent speakers of Ditidaht, all of whom are in their 70’s and 80’s. The team is made up of fluent-speaking elders, teachers linguists and administrators.

Our Team

Dorothy Shepherd – Fluent speaker

Sarah Tom – Language Instructor, k-7 and Adult.

Pat Patterson– Language Instructor, k-7 and Adult.

Dr. Adam Werle– Linguist

Dave Mason – Teacher, online class coordinator

Mapster – Web development (Victor Temprano, Lee Mulvey, Ruby Kulikowska)

Speakers and voices

Christine Edgar

Fran Tate

Mike Thompson

Cyril Edgar