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.
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: https://native-land.ca/
Vancouver area hiking resource that mentions all traditional territories and traditional names of mountains, trails, etc: https://105hikes.com/book/
Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre: https://slcc.ca/
Okanagan Region: Syilx (and others!)
Did you live near a residential school? Map: https://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/beyond-94-residential-school-map/
Language Resource: https://www.firstvoices.com/explore/FV/sections/Data
Plants, People, and Places, Nancy Turner (book): https://www.mqup.ca/plants–people–and-places-products-9780228001836.php
Unsettling Canada, Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson, (book): https://btlbooks.com/book/unsettling-canada
Nk’mip Centre: https://nkmipdesert.com/our-people/
En’owkin Centre: https://enowkincentre.ca/
Kootenay Region: Ktunaxa/Ktunaxa ɁamakɁis, sn̓ʕay̓čkstx tm̓xʷúlaʔxʷ(Sinixt) (and others!)
Nasukin (Chief) Joe Pierre (?aqam) storytelling The Story of Lightning, Thunder, Fox and Coyote: https://cbeen.ca/videos/ (scroll through to find)
Ktunaxa Ethnobotany Book: https://outdoorlearningstore.ca/product/ktunaxa-ethnobotony-student-handbook/
Sinixt Stories, Marilyn James, Taress Alexis, Catherine Fisher, and the Blood of Life Collective (podcast series): https://www.kootenaycoopradio.com/sinixt-stories/
Sinixt Nation Website: www.sinixtnation.org
Sinixt Not Extinct, Marilyn James and Taress Alexis (book): https://touchstones-nelson-museum-shop.myshopify.com/products/not-extinct-keeping-the-sinixt-way
The Geography of Memory, Eileen Delehanty Pearkes (book): https://www.edpearkes.com/book/the-geography-of-memory/
Blackfoot Digital Library: https://www.blackfootdigitallibrary.com/digital/collection/bdl/id/1282
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