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Published on Feb 7, 2017
Sinixt nation territory is governed by two traditional/cultural laws. The whuplak'n, the "law of the land",a premise that literally means that the land and all aspects of the land dictates the protocols of care and use of it. The second law is smum iem and means, "belongs to the women".
This presentation teaches the geological history of the Slocan & Kootenay river regions. It goes back millions of years and includes the formation of continents and in particular it teaches about the various rock formations and mountains in the area. It explains what these rocks tell us about the history of the mountains, water and land formations. This presentation deepens our connection to this place and our knowledge of the landscapes that surrounds us, supports our survival, and provides a significant portion of hydroelectric power to the rest of the Province.
Presented by: Lesley Anderton (Retired Selkirk College Professor of Geology and Geography)
Introduction by: Marilyn James (smum iem Matriarch Sinixt Nation)
For more information: www.perryridge.org www.sinixtnation.org