Welcome to the another issue of Aam ji luu-x̱hln̓aa-t'aatgwin!
Welcome to the thirteenth issue of Aam ji luu-x̱hln̓aa-t'aatgwin. Each month, we will focus on an Indigenous language in our region. This August, we are focusing on the Haisla language, Haislakala and using Haislakala words throughout.
Aam ji luu-x̱hln̓aa-t'aatgwin means "it's good for you to stay home" in Nisga'a. In Haislakala, they say keci y'alekwa which means don't get hurt or stay safe! ʼuálazkʷíƛ to Dustin Gaucher and the Haislakala Language Advisory Committee for providing us resources to share.
With British Columbia moving into phase three slowly and safely, we want to encourage everyone to keep washing your hands, wear your mask, and stay vigilant. We have seen new COVID cases develop here in the North. We are keeping you, your family, and friends in our hearts. We especially want to express our concern and prayers for our Haida friends on Haida Gwaii during this time. We are ʼike'qla (happy) that you are all safe at home and doing your part to protect yourselves and your loved ones, especially your babá’u (Grandfather), mamaʼu (your Grandmother), ʼop (your father) and ʼabux° (your mother), during this COVID-19 pandemic. Remember to keep your physical distance when visiting. As the People of the Snow would say,
We hope you are having a great summer so far! These months are all about abundance, of course in foods, but also abundance in activity and in being with family. Now is the time to harvest, take a break, and get some sun. We are grateful that this year hasn’t had any forest fires, however we still feel that the salmon need more prayers. If and when you do go out to harvest, please be more aware than ever of keeping germs at bay with the continued rise of COVID-19 cases in BC and abroad. Please keep your families safe and well.
We hope you find something to connect with and that you do things this month that make you feel balanced in your mind, body, spirit, and soul.
Enjoy, Take care, and Stay Safe!
Jillian Stephens, Terrace firstname.lastname@example.org
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Arnica Salve Making Workshop with Katie Humphrey
August 20 | Online
Join us for another virtual workshop series!
Smithers FNAC Katie Humphrey facilitates this series where we will learn the teachings of arnica harvesting, preparing, and how to make salve!
Arnica kits will be made available. You must register to participate and space is limited.
Contact your local FNAC to sign up!
New Cedar, New Sweetgrass, New Sage
Indigenous Music! Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Yung Trybez and Young D, proudly represent as Haisla rappers. With a love of hip-hip, this duo from Kitimaat Village - where they're better known as Quinton Nyce and Darren Metz - exploded onto the scene in 2017 and continue to empower young Indigenous people today.
Follow Snotty Nose Rez Kids on:
With a personal favourite from the collective FNAC team (a.k.a. your Boujee Aunties), take a listen to Boujee Natives on Youtube and support your local artists today!