Monday, January 18, 2016

Sx̱wōx̱wiyám, Stories of Long Ago: Wednesday, February 3

What significance does the salmon have for Aboriginal people?
What roles do the bear, the owl and the raven play in Sx̱wōx̱wiyám?
Is there an Indigenous connection to the land and the water?

Display outside Chilliwack Library

Join us for Sx̱wōx̱wiyám, Stories of Long Ago, Wednesday, February 3, in the atrium outside the Chilliwack library. Stó:lō storytellers will lead us through stories about bear, raven, salmon and owl and the connection to the land and the water. This Aboriginal storytelling event reflects the Sx̱wōx̱wiyám, Stories of Long Ago display in the large display cabinet outside the Chilliwack library, in which bear, owl, raven and salmon are featured, along with a storytelling figure, the president’s talking stick and transformation site Mount Slesse. The Chilliwack library will also remount a book display that reflects the physical display in the cabinet.

Storytellers, including David Gutierrez, Mary Sandoval, Glen Malloway and Joseph Dandurand, will address the audience throughout the day from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the atrium on the Chilliwack campus. Associate Vice President, Academic Peter Geller and University Librarian Kim Isaac will host. Opening ceremony at 11 a.m. Storytellers start on the half hours: 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information please email or

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