Sq’éwlets: A Stó:lō-Coast Salish Community in the Fraser River Valley | Digital Museums Canada

Sq’éwlets: A Stó:lō-Coast Salish Community in the Fraser River Valley

The Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre 2017

Kwelches – Welcome! Our Old People tell us we have always lived in S’ólhTéméxw (Our Land). We are Stó:lō (People of the River), a nation of tribes along the Fraser River. As Sq’éwlets, we are one of 30 Stó:lō communities. Sturgeon is our ancestor and we live where the Harrison River rounds the bend and flows into the Fraser River. This website shares our journey from ancient times to the present. Join us as we tell you our sxwōxwiyám (origin stories) and sqwelqwel (personal stories), through our own words in video, song, vision and memory.

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Text Contributors

 David M. Schaepe, Natasha Lyons, Keith Carlson, Michael Blake, Kate Hennessy, John R. Welch, Naxaxalhts’i (Sonny McHalsie), and John Lutz

Additional text derived from the work of

Dana Lepofsky, Sandra Morrison, Heather Myles, Doug Brown, Nicole Oakes, Jane Anderson, Chief Andy Phillips, Chief Casimir, Patrick Joe, Chief Kelapelatelia, Chief Scult-la-ment (Captain John), Chief Joe Hall, George Chehalis, Charles Hill-Tout, and Franz Boas

Translators

Françoise McNeil

Marie Gagnon

Editors

Natasha Lyons

David M. Schaepe

Production

Popgun Media

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