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Map of Secwepemculew

 

This Map contains many interesting points throughout the Secwepemc Territory but is not all inclusive. It notes several landmarks and places that are important to the Shuswap People.

 

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Journey Through Secwepemculew

Weytk, we welcome you to our website, Spiritmap, a website celebrating the Secwepemc First Nation. The Secwepemc people have lived in South-Central B.C. for thousands of years. Their traditional territory covered approximately 180,000 square kilometers. Before the arrival of the Europeans, the Secwepemc lived as a self-governing nation, grouped into bands (smaller communities who shared a landbase and resource gathering). Bands were united by their common language, Secwepmectsin, and their shared values based on resource gathering and the maintenance of communal ties. The Secwepemc territory once included 30 bands with only 17 remaining today.

The Secwepemc language is one of Canada’s endangered First Nation’s languages. Throughout this “Virtual Journey” we hope you learn more about the Secwepemc people and their history, language and culture. This site offers you information about this very special territory with quizzes and games that focus on the language, history and cultural expressions of the Secwepemc. We hope you enjoy your journey.

Secwepemc Prayer

Kukstéc-kuc Tqelt Kukpi7 t’e skectec-kuc t’e tmicws-kuc.

We thank you Creator for giving us this beautiful earth.

Yucwminte xwexweyt t’e stem ne7elye ne tmicw.

Take care of everything on this earth.

Yucwminte r qelmucw, r mesmescen, r spipyuy’e, r sewellkwe, ell re stsillens-kuc.

Take care of the people, the animals, the birds, and our food.

Knucwete kuc es yegwyegwt.s-kuc.

Help us to be strong.

Kukstéc-kuc Tqelt Kukpi7 t’e skectec-kuc t’e xwexweyt t’e stem.

We thank you Creator for giving us everything that we need.

 

 

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