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