Nkwusm Family


The Salish language is currently spoken by less than 23 people, most of whom are over 75 years old. There are no first language fluent Salish speakers under 50.

Nk̓ʷusm - Salish Language School is located near traditional Salish horse racing grounds in Arlee, Montana. 

Nk̓ʷusm opened it's door to 3 pre-school students in 2002.  Since then, the school has grown to include 3 multi-level classrooms with students from preschool up to the eighth grade.  The 2016-2017 school year enrolled 30 students ages 2-13.