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

2014
Book
Creators
Paul, Elsie
Contributors
Raibmon, Paige Sylvia, Johnson, Harmony
Description
"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."
Language
English

More Information

ISBN
9780774827102; 0774827106
Contents
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
Notes
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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