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As I Remember It: Teachings (Ɂəms tɑɁɑw) from the Life of a Sliammon ElderMain MenuTerritoryPeople of the LandColonialismResilience in the Face of Racism and ConflictCommunityLiving TogetherWellnessCaring for Body, Mind, and SpiritThe Sliammon LanguageHow We CommunicateOur ProcessMaking This BookFeatures and ResourcesWays to Use This BookAbout This BookUBC PressAs I Remember It - Peer Review Copy – Pub. March 29, 20192019-03-29T07:55:01-07:00As I Remember It - Peer Review Copy – Pub. March 22, 20192019-03-22T13:09:31-07:00ʔətᶿ naʔ (Attribution)The Sliammon-language term for this label means “it is mine.” This book contains the teachings and history of the ɬaʔamɩn people as remembered and narrated by Elder Elsie Paul. The effort and care she takes in this work is important. She offers a counter-narrative to incorrect and inappropriate interpretations previously drawn by settlers. Please respect Elsie Paul’s right and responsibility to relate the history and teachings in her own words. She does so from her own perspective and does not attempt to speak for all ɬaʔamɩn people. Please attribute the stories shared in this book to Elsie Paul.
Some sections of this book are authored by other individuals and should be attributed to the appropriate person(s) as indicated.tiʔiwš (Outreach)This label refers to a teaching that emerges throughout this book: “you learn from someone by example.” (The literal translation of tiʔiwš is “fast learner.”) The goal of this book is to share ɬaʔamɩn teachings and history widely with ɬaʔamɩn community members, students, and teachers at all levels, and with any other interested readers. This is Elsie’s goal in sharing ʔəms tɑʔɑw, and all of the authors hope the book serves an educational purpose. The authors ask readers to take care to use this information respectfully and in context.xʷaʔ čxʷ xʷaǰišɛxʷ (Non-commercial)This label’s message is clear from its translation: “don’t be selling it, don’t be profiting from it.” It reflects the fact that this book was produced as a freely available and educational resource. The knowledge it conveys is not to be used for any commercial purpose. Please respect this label.
12019-02-11T22:27:16-08:00Elizabeth Edgerton0afe7bb54204547fed22bac3c58c6ad5ae8ea8f3748Elsie Paul receiving her grade 10 GED with other ɬaʔamɩn graduates in the mid-1970s. She had left residential school at age 12 with a grade four education. This was the first adult education class for ɬaʔamɩn people. Clockwise from top left: Doreen Point, Elsie Paul, unknown, teacher (unknown), unknown, unknown, Jackie Timothy, Esther Williams, unknown, Diane Williams, unknown.plain2021-12-23T12:31:32-08:009780774861250_EP_025Courtesy of Elsie PaulMid-1970sStill ImagePhotographer unknownFrom the photo album collection of Elsie PaulPowell River, British Columbia, Canada (municipality located on traditional ɬaʔamɩn territory)Kellen Malek84e2c0e8ef7955346d9a7d72e6274dd2006a37ab