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Xweliqwiya (Our Lives


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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations - vii

Foreword - ix

Acknowledgements - xi

Map of Northern British Columbia - xiv

Map of Xwelmexw (Sto:lo) territory and surrounding Coast Salish areas - xv

Introduction (Richard Daly) - xvii

1. Born at a Very Young Age - 3

2. Xeyteleq - 25

3. Devil's Run - 51

4. School, Work, and Marriage - 69

5. Life of the Spirit - 103

6. Breaking the Silence - 133

7. Moving North - 165

8. They Begin to Listen - 199

9. Life Cycles - 217

Epilogue - 227

Family Trees - 231

Pronunciation Guide - 239

Glossary - 243

Works Cited - 247

Index - 253

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Here the story of a BC First Nations woman, whose people were for many years both silent and silenced, is carefully recorded.

About the Author

Rena Point Bolton is a Xwelmexw artist and weaver who lives in northern British Columbia.

Richard Daly is a social anthropologist, translator, editor, and Aboriginal rights consultant. Originally from a fishing and forestry community on the Pacific Coast, Daly now resides in Norway near Oslo.

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