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Okanogan- Salish Montessori School

longhouse tule kids
syalwank writing
lake learning
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banana slicing
Fraction charts 1
tulee 9
birch bark basket
Qwisp Tulmn huckle
Workers and botany packets 1
longhouse tule
glacier kids
ellen dinasaurs 1
stamp game roots
2016 Huckleberries
2015-16 Omak Lake rocking
2016 Spring singing

Welcome - way' kn ckicx

The people of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation are made of distinct tribes or bands. Three indigenous languages are spoken here. Our languages (nqilxʷcntət) have not been spoken in our homes as first languages for well more than a generation. While only a few first-language speakers remain, that is changing. 

Hearts Gathered works to revitalize Okanagan Salish (nsəlxcin) by operating the Waterfall School, a language immersion Montessori school located on the Colville Reservation near Omak, Washington. We serve children ages 2.5 to 12 years old in two classrooms: a Primary Classroom (ages 2.5-6) and an Elementary Classroom (ages 6-12) with wrap-around child care.

The Waterfall School is creating a beautiful new category of speakers -- the emerging speakers. We invite you to explore our site and learn more about what we do and how you can be a part of our work.

We are a non-profit corporation organized for educational and literary purposes- specifically to preserve and promote the use of the Native languages on the Colville Reservation.  

Hearts Gathered Waterfall School is a gem on the Colville Reservation. It is helping revitalize nsəlxcin by immersing students in nsəlxcin while grounding them in our rich cultural heritage, language and world academia.

The Montessori educational approach is a framework that fits beautifully within our cultural values.

We created an informative document to learn more. Please click on the button below.






Hearts Gathered is hiring 1 full-time positions:

  • Child Care Assistant

We desire highly motivated individuals, passionate about the mission and educational philosophy of HG. We offer competitive salaries.


Job descriptions are posted here: 








To apply, email your letter of interest, resume and three references by October 20, 2021, for guaranteed consideration to Positions are open until filled.

We are a 501(c)(3) Native nonprofit organization recognized by the IRS.  Your contributions are tax deductible.

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