hwsteli hwulmuhw – Cowichan Valley Museum Exhibit: Closing

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’a-a-a sii’em’ nu siiye’yu, tthu lhwulup ni’ ’aamust tthu qe’is teti’ ’u tthu snuw’uyulh, ni’ tseep ’aamust ’u kwthu hay ’ul’ xe’xe’ shqwaluwun, hw’iiw’tsust ’u kwthu ni’ sht’es kwthu teti’. hay tseep q’u.

Aah, my friends and relatives, those of you that are teaching the new canoe pullers the cultural traditions, you are giving them the most sacred feelings, teaching how to be in canoe pulling. Thank you.

— Ruby Peter Stit’um’at