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People of the sacred water

A presentation of the Squamish First Nation
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Meghan Mast

on 2 November 2013

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Transcript of People of the sacred water

People of the sacred water
The Squamish Nation
Culture
Surroundings
Economy
Relationships
Water
Sacred Places
Education
Spirituality
Leadership
Language
History
Overview
* Sḵwxú7mesh Alphabet
* Use of 7
* Dustin Rivers: Squamishlanguage.com
* Squamish-English dictionary, April 2011
Art
An essential part of the culture

Salmon, herring and trout

Roads and canoes
* Four hereditary chiefs, 11 elected councillors
* Five female councillors
* 13 departments
* Chief Gibby Jacob is lead negotiator
* St. Paul’s residential school
* Resurgence in language
eight schools, 187 students
* Language immersion school
* Lil’ Wat and Squamish shared village in Whistler
* Landslide
* Lil' Wat Cultural center
July 23, 1923
An amalgamation between
16 tribes is signed

3,700 current members
6,732 km2
Prayers and rituals

Ceremonies
The physical world
and
the spiritual world
Trade

Partnerships with
the government
and private companies
Welcome Figures
Weaving
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