Written as I remember it : teachings (Ɂəms tɑɁɑw) from the life of a Sliammon Elder

Written as I remember it : teachings (Ɂəms tɑɁɑw) from the life of a Sliammon Elder
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

Paul, Elsie
Raibmon, Paige Sylvia, Johnson, Harmony
"Long before vacationers and boaters discovered BC's Sunshine Coast, the Sliammon, a Coast Salish people, called it and surrounding regions home. In this remarkable book, Elsie Paul, one of the last surviving mother-tongue speakers of the Sliammon language, collaborates with a scholar, Paige Raibmon, and her granddaughter, Harmony Johnson, to tell her life story and the history of her people, in her own words and storytelling style."

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9780774827102; 0774827106
A note on the Slaimmon language / Honoré Watanabe -- Introduction: listening to ?ems ta?aw / Paige Raibmon -- 1: The territory people -- Legends: A man taken by the Seal family -- 2: Life with my grandparents -- Sliammon narrative: nohotem (they invited them to a feast) -- 3: Teachings on learning -- Legends: Mink and Cloud - Mink and Salal - Mink and Eagle - Mink and Pitch - Mink and Grizzly -- 4: Residential school -- Legend: t'el (the wild man of the woods) -- 5: Teachings for moms -- Legend: the young girl and eleven puppies -- 6: Married life -- Sliammon narrative: (they [spirits] just came and told you something -- 7: Teachings on grief -- 8: Community work -- Legends: Mink and Whale - Mink and Wolf -- 9: Naming my family -- 10: Healing work -- Sliammon narrative: (you thank the one who looks after all of us) -- 11: Teachings on spirituality -- Thoughts about Ma / Cliff Paul
Title page: The symbols for glottal stop and schwa appear on the source of information.
Includes descent chart and maps.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 408-423) and index.


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