The Salish language is currently spoken by less than 40 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.