Season 2 – Guided by our S’í:wes
In this season we are celebrating our s’í:wes or teachings. 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 have been repeated time and time again. These principles could be considered the guiding laws for our Stó:lō Way of Life. We’ll talk to Elders, youth and community members. We’ll even delve into the oral archives to hear from our honoured knowledge keepers about our history and our future.
S02E01: S’ólh Téméxw te íkw’elò: This is our Land
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.
Xwelíqwiya Rena Point-Bolton
Naxaxalhts’i Sonny McHalsie