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The Tsleil-Waututh Nation are a Coast Salish people whose ancestral territory resides around North Vancouver as well as thousands of acres around the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. The Tsleil-Waututh (pronounce slay-wah-tuth) are the People of the Inlet. Their ancestry date back over 10,000 years and to this day have never signed a treaty with the Crown. Therefore their territory is "unceded" which means the land was "never ceded through treaty, war, or surrender". Those were the words contained in the unanimous motion by the City of Vancouver in 2014 to acknowledge that the city is on unceded Coast Salish territory which includes the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqeam nations.
Ben West took a walk around the Stanley Park seawall with Khelsilem a Coast Salish First Nations language teacher to learn more about a giant boulder known as Siwash Rock that sits on west side of Stanley Park, the site of the Vancouver meet up of The Great Climate Race. Khelsilem is from Squamish Nation, whose traditional territory is 6,732 square kilometers (673,200 hectares) around what we now know as British Columbia, Canada, including parts of Vancouver. Squamish Nation has a strong, rich history and have their own government, Chiefs and Council and belief systems and traditions. The First Nations that once occupied BC before European colonialist forces arrived, have a shared, complex history with other Coast Salish First Nations like Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh that they have passed on through oral traditions. Khelsilem is helping to revive the Skwxwú7mesh Snichim or the Squamish language which is critically endangered. Skwxwú7mesh (pronounced Squ-HO-o-meesh) means “the Squamish People.” Khelsilem speaks Skwxwú7mesh fluently and is an advocate for the renaissance of indigenous languages globally.
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