Our Sq’éwlets ancestors built all that we needed--houses and canoes, boxes and bowls--from local materials. Xepay (redcedar) wood was one of our favorite and most widely used materials. Over thousands of years, our ancestors crafted a tool kit including drills, celts, knives, and saws for building. We re-used broken cooking stones as construction fill. Community planners, architects and builders were all part of our community.