Stó:lō Signal Podcast Season 1

Season 1 – The Pulse of the People

We have been in the treaty process for over 20 years and our work has led to groundbreaking changes in the way modern treaties are moving forward. There will be no extinguishment of our Aboriginal Rights and Title, the agreement will be adaptable and renewable over time and we will no longer have to take out or repay loans as we negotiate. In November 2020, the SXTA leadership asked community members to vote on the Stó:lō Xwexwílmexw Shxwelméxwelh, our Constitution, which provides the guidelines for our own way of governing our nation. In this season, we took the pulse of our people as we moved toward that milestone.

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S01E01: What Does Treaty Mean to Me?

Episode 1: Three Stó:lō women of varying backgrounds discuss their take on the Stó:lō Xwexwilmexw S’ólh Lets’emó:t (Our One Thought) Treaty.  More

S01E02: Treaty? No Way. One Member’s Perspective.

As community members, we can have very different opinions about many things. What if our big difference involves whether we support the treaty process or not. In this episode, Theresa Warbus talks with Wenona Hall, Skowkale member and…More

S01E03: What is Treaty Anyway?

Host Sharon Desnomie asks: What is treaty? And Grand Chief Steven Point answers: It’s an agreement. An agreement between nations. . .  We’ve never signed a treaty where we’ve given up our land. Yet Europeans have come. They’ve occupied our territories, they’ve taken our… More

S01E04: It’s All About the Future

In which, Wenona Hall says: “I never want to disrespect what the generations ahead of us went through. . . The types of genocide you and I are experiencing are quite benign in comparison to the genocide our ancestors experienced. And so I can understand… More

S01E05: What Does Self-Government Mean to Me?

What does it mean to be a sovereign nation and how does that translate into governance? In this episode we explore ideas of nationhood and how our Shxwelméxwelh/Constitution, a document that describes our ancient beliefs… More

S01E06: Comics and Constitution

Everyone likes a story, right? Find out what a Constitution is from Grand Chief Steven Point and how Yeqwyeqwí:ws Councillor Jazmine Horne created a way to describe the Stó:lō Xwexwilmexw Constitution not just with words, but in images too. Inspired by a comic that was created by… More

S01E07: Have Your Say and Vote on our Constitution!

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… More