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.
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