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We Believe in Stó:lō – together we will engage in all things related to our journey towards Self Government.  The Stó:lō Signal Podcast is the audio component to the Stó:lō Xwexwilmexw Treaty Association’s independent newsletter by the same name.

Our hosts are  Theresa Warbus and Sharon Desnomie.

Check out the full slate of Season One and Season Two shows.

The theme song for Stó:lō  Signal is “Oh No” by Apt Exact, featuring Tommy iGuess. Beat produced by: Magic Touch. Mixed and Mastered by: Nigel Lokeynote Berringer. Check out the video.

Stó:lō Signal Season 2
Stó:lō Signal Season 2
S02E09 Lhlímèlhcha o eyálewet “We’ll do it ourselves”
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  • S02E09 Lhlímèlhcha o eyálewet “We’ll do it ourselves”

    S02E09 Lhlímèlhcha o eyálewet “We’ll do it ourselves”

    May 9, 2022 • 00:38:35

    Guest:            Stacy McNeil, Executive Director of Sq’ewqéyl This is a clean slate. We’re starting over. Let’s see what we can do. Stacy McNeil was given these words of encouragement when she started her job as manager of Sq’ewqéyl, one of several small Stó:lō communities surrounded by the City of…

  • S02E08 Ma:mt' lam te mekw wat.

    S02E08 Ma:mt' lam te mekw wat. "Share with everybody."

    Mar 16, 2022 • 00:28:07

    Guests:            Naxaxalhts’i Dr. Albert (Sonny) McHalsie When Stó:lō Elder Elizabeth Herrling told Sonny McHalsie that knowledge is only important when you share – that you could be the smartest person in the world and know everything, but if you don’t share it, it’s meaningless – it set him on…

  • S02 E07 Tset hikwstexw te sqwelteltsetwe: Hold our language high

    S02 E07 Tset hikwstexw te sqwelteltsetwe: Hold our language high

    Jan 27, 2022 • 00:22:08

    The Halq’eméylem language is spoken from Five Mile Creek near Yale to the mouth of the Fraser River. Christine Seymour of Sq’ewqéyl did not plan to become a language teacher when she went to university, but that’s how her career has worked out. With only one fluent speaker of the…

  • S02 E06 Thehítchexw ta’ sqwálewel “Keep your mind on what you’re doing.”

    S02 E06 Thehítchexw ta’ sqwálewel “Keep your mind on what you’re doing.”

    Dec 16, 2021 • 00:12:14

    How do youth stay on a good path when there is so much going on in the world and in their personal lives? In this episode, we talk to rising football star, Tyson George Kelly, and to the Stó:lō Xwexwílmexw youth coordinator Jen Archie about an important Stó:lō principle Thehítchexw…

  • SO2E05: Xaxa stexw te selsila:lh te skwixw. Respect your ancestors’ name

    SO2E05: Xaxa stexw te selsila:lh te skwixw. Respect your ancestors’ name

    Nov 26, 2021 • 00:16:29

    In the old way, the Elders give someone a name because they recognize the child’s ancestors or their spirit. But even though someone receives a name, they still have to earn it. In this episode, we talk to the members of one Ch’iyáqtel/Tzeachten family about their ancestral names and how…

  • S02E04 This Is Who We Are. Storytelling and the Oral Tradition

    S02E04 This Is Who We Are. Storytelling and the Oral Tradition

    Oct 13, 2021 • 00:14:36

    Stó:lō people have two important types of stories. Sxwōxwiyá:m — our creation stories, or stories of our distant past and Sqwélqwel or true news, which are stories passed down between generations. In this fourth episode of the season we explore storytelling and the oral tradition and why it is important…

  • SO2E03 Xólhmet te mekw' stam s'i:wes te selsila:lh chet.

    SO2E03 Xólhmet te mekw' stam s'i:wes te selsila:lh chet. "Take care of everything our great grandparents taught (showed) us."

    Jul 21, 2021 • 00:11:10

    The ancient beliefs of Stó:lō people are layered throughout the land and language. This season, we will explore a set of Halq’eméylem principles that Naxaxalhts’i Sonny McHalsie has written down. Through his work recording oral history and language with Elders over the last several decades, he’s identified key phrases that…

  • S02E02 Shxw'eywelh mestiyexw: A generous person

    S02E02 Shxw'eywelh mestiyexw: A generous person

    Jun 18, 2021 • 00:11:42

    The ancient beliefs of Stó:lō people are layered throughout the land and language. This season, we will explore a set of Halq’eméylem principles that Naxaxalhts’i Sonny McHalsie has written down. Through his work recording oral history and language with Elders over the last several decades, he’s identified key phrases that…

  • S02E01: S’ólh Téméxw te íkw’elò: This is our Land

    S02E01: S’ólh Téméxw te íkw’elò: This is our Land

    Apr 22, 2021 • 00:13:40

    In this first episode of the season we explore: S’ólh Téméxw te íkw’elò. Xólhmet te mekw stám ít kwelát. This is our Land. We have to take care of everything that belongs to us.

  • S01E07: Have Your Say and Vote on our Constitution!

    S01E07: Have Your Say and Vote on our Constitution!

    Oct 30, 2020 • 00:11:54

    What do our communities need? Who decides and how do we go about getting those programs or services? We are coming up to a vote on the Constitution which will help define our future Stó:lō Xwexwílmexw nation. Mail-in ballots have been sent out and voting officially opens online on November…

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