Cultural Territories 101: Resources

With stories, photos, and discussion, Nicole Preissl has skillfully guided us from Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Stó:lō and other Coast Salish Territories, through Syilx Territory in the Okanagan, to Ktunaxa and Sinixt Territory in the Southern Interior during the first 3 sessions of the Cultural Territories 101 Guild.

The following are a (non-exhaustive) list of resources shared by Nicole and other participants compiled during each session.

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Mainland Coast Salish: Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Stó:lō, Suquamish, Lummi (among others!)

Resource for territories and languages in BC and beyond:

Indigenous History in Burnaby, Burnaby Village Museum (pdf)

Smaylilh or Wild People Archaeology, Rudy Reirner/Yurnks (pdf)

Vancouver area hiking resource that mentions all traditional territories and traditional names of mountains, trails, etc:

Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre:

Okanagan Region: Syilx (and others!)

Did you live near a residential school? Map:

Language Resource:

Plants, People, and Places, Nancy Turner (book):–people–and-places-products-9780228001836.php

Unsettling Canada, Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson, (book):

Nk’mip Centre:

En’owkin Centre:

Kootenay Region: Ktunaxa/Ktunaxa ɁamakɁis, sn̓ʕay̓čkstx tm̓xʷúlaʔxʷ(Sinixt) (and others!)

Nasukin (Chief) Joe Pierre (?aqam) storytelling The Story of Lightning, Thunder, Fox and Coyote: (scroll through to find)

Ktunaxa Ethnobotany Book:

Sinixt Stories, Marilyn James, Taress Alexis, Catherine Fisher, and the Blood of Life Collective (podcast series):

Sinixt Nation Website:

Sinixt Not Extinct, Marilyn James and Taress Alexis  (book):

The Geography of Memory, Eileen Delehanty Pearkes (book):

Blackfoot Digital Library:

Standing Homework Invitation:

Take 5-10 minutes to look up a Nation from the next focal Region to add to the discussion.

Interested in attending?

Register now for the upcoming Spring Sessions.

Every other Tuesday evening from 7:00-8:30 pm PST on Zoom.

May 18 – Cariboo Region (will include some if not all of the following): Tsilhqot’in, Secwepemctsín, Dakelh, Tse’khene, lil’wat, st’at’imc

June 1 – TBA