Stó:lo New Year and the Fall Run of Spring Salmon (Naxaxalhts'i 'Sonny' McHalsie)
Stó:lo New Year and the Fall Run of Spring Salmon (Naxaxalhts'i "Sonny" McHalsie)View Transcript
[Naxaxalhts’i ‘Sonny’ McHalsie]: The name of this place here is called Qwíqwexem. It just means the small, uh, spring salmon. It comes from the word sqwéxem. Sqwéxem is the name of the - your guys’ campsite over there. A lot of people say sqwáxem, but it’s actually pronounced sqwéxem. Ok, sqwéxem is the Ts'a'í:les spring salmon, And it’s the arrival of that spring salmon that um, gives the Stó:lō New Year. Like when that spring salmon comes into the Ts'a'í:les River, that’s what we call the Stó:lō, the beginning of the Stó:lō New Year.