The Interconnectedness of St’át’imc
Pala7lhkalha (one people, one language, one culture)
and Pál7usem (one family, tribe)
We use the words above to try to capture our identity by using the language. Our language is one of many strengths and what binds us.
The newly formed St’át’imc Constitution Team has been appointed (a representative (s) from each community) to begin the process of developing a St’át’imc Nation constitution. Part of that process, the Team had identified the importance of St’át’imc interconnectedness in the collective vision, principles and goals of St’át’imc.
We would like to invite you to share your stories, understandings, & knowledge about St’át’imc interconnectedness, unity & nationhood.
St’át’imc Constitution Team
- Kukwpi7 Perry Redan, Sekw'el'was;
- Ida Mary Peter, Tsal'alh;
- Valerie Diablo, Xaxli'p;
- Bradley Jack, Xwisten;
- Gerard Peters, Samahquam.
- Carrie Bob, Ts’kw’aylaxw
Your comments will be used as part of research for a St’át’imc constitution and to support community constitutions.
For more information about this research please contact Stacey Austinson - Chair of the Constitution Team and SCC Government Advisor email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone 250-256-7523 ext 238.
If you or anyone you share this with feel more comfortable with sending Stacey an email or phoning her, she will be happy to post on your behalf or just hear your story.
Stacey will be the moderator for all feedback and the blog. It will be regularly reviewed and updated until the end of this year’s project – April 30, 2014.