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Halkomelem is spoken in southwestern British Columbia, Canada and into northern Washington, United States. Halkomelem has three distinct dialect groups:
- An Island dialect spoken by the Snuynemuxw, Nanoonse, Chemainus, Cowichan, Halalt, Lake Cowichan, Lyackson, and Penelakut.
- A Downriver dialect, spoken by the Musqueam, Twawwassen, Kawntlen, Tsleil-Waututh, Qayqayt, Kwikwetlem, and Katzie First Nations.
- An Upriver dialect, called Upper Sto:lo, spoken between Matsqui First Nation and Yale.
Halkomelem is currently considered an endangered language with only 260 native speakers in 35 of 42 communities in Canada.
Working for wintranslation has been a very rewarding experience for me and helps me keep both Michif and Plains Cree languages alive. The staff are always very helpful with any inquiries I may have and very prompt in replying. They are accommodating with payments and the projects are always enjoyable to receive. I would recommend working with wintranslation to anyone.
Kaa atooshkeyan poor wintranslation mitooni kishchi taapatun ga pimatishihtayan ooma Michif la laang. Otatooshkewuk tapitow ni wiichihikwuk kiishpin kakwaychihkaymoowina ni aayan. Nihta tipahikaywuk miina atooshkaywin tapitow nahikoohk miina ni miiyeuyihtayn ka pi itshahkawaw. Aen wiihtamawaw pikwa awiiyuk ga atooshkayt avek wintranslation.
Working with Wintranslation is amazing. It gives me opportunity to do what I enjoy, translating, and it gives me satisfaction that I have helped the community of Rankin Inlet in this one small way. It helps me feel like I am doing my part to help keep my dialect, Aivilingmiut/Rankin Inlet, alive.
The staff and coordination is very straightforward and it is easy to work with. Any questions I have are answered, and they give me the opportunity to take a job or to give it to someone else - there are no surprises or unexpected pressures of any kind.
Our organization needed several materials translated into Atikamekw and Naskapi to promote rail safety in Indigenous communities. Wintranslation responded to our request and provided us with an accurate quote and estimated turnaround time — which was surprisingly quick. Although our materials were designed in-house, the wintranslation team was happy to review all final designs to ensure there were no errors, and the layout was correct. We will definitely do business with them again for future projects.
I approached Wintranslation because I needed a series of Educational Posters translated into Swampy Cree to facilitate a broader reach to our Indigenous audience. Wintranslation made the process easy even when I was unable to communicate regularly. I really appreciated their quick turn around times (faster than quoted) and their patience with my questions about the translation (not having any background with the language). The end result are some fabulous resources that will be shared with kids and adults alike, with more to come!
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I had a great experience working with WinTranslation. I called first to get an idea of what specific Indigenous dialect I would need translation into based on my program's region and they were very helpful. I received a quick response back on my request for a quote and prompt and polite service throughout the entire interaction. In addition, receipt of my e-mail was acknowledged in a timely manner even though my consultant was out of the office for the afternoon which helped to put my mind at ease.
An award-winning translation service provider based in North America, wintranslation has a fifteen year track record in managing complex multimedia and large-scale projects on time and on budget. Our company specializes in the translation of Canada’s aboriginal languages including Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, Malecite and Ojibwe. Please see our languages page for a full list of languages.
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