The Exhibit

Visit the exhibit at the Cowichan Valley Museum

The lhalhukw’ siiye’ye | Flying Friends exibit will be on view until November 1, 2018.


Cowichan Valley Museum

130 Canada ave.

Duncan, BC


Museum hours

until June 17: Wed – Fri, 11am – 4pm

June 18 to September 7: daily 10am – 4pm

September 10 to November 1: Wed – Fri, 11am – 4pm

For more information visit: or phone 250-746-6612

— Press release —

lhalhukw’ siiye’ye | Flying Friends

Cowichan Valley Museum & Archives

May 23, 2018

The extraordinary nature photography of award winning local artist Cim MacDonald is on view at the Cowichan Valley Museum. The lhalhukw’ siiye’yu exhibit is curated by local First Nations Elders and speakers and features descriptions of local birds in the Hul’q’umi’num’ language. Partnered in this exhibit are the students of the Simon Fraser University MA in Linguistics of a First Nations Language program at the ta’ulthun sqwal Language Academy in Duncan, BC. The sound files of the Hul’q’umi’num’ stories are located at

The exhibit opens May 31 with a reception from 5 to 8 pm, and will be on view until November 1, 2018.The Cowichan Valley Museum & Archives is located in the heritage designated Duncan Train Station, 130 Canada Avenue, Duncan, BC. Hours in May are Wednesday to Friday, 11 am to 4 pm, and from June 18 to September 7 every day 10 am to 4. For more information, please contact curator Kathryn Gagnon at (250) 746-6612 or email

Other Hul’q’umi’num’ Language Sites

Designed for people who would like to improve their Hul’q’umi’num’ language skills while learning about the language as it goes along with canoe culture.

Come in and listen to our stories.
Browse through the collection of videos, transcriptions, translations, lessons, and more.

ta’ulthun sqwal | Hul’q’umi’num’ Language Academy

Browse lessons, audio, and other resources for the Hul’q’umi’num’ language. This site is a portal for language fluency programs and class assignments.