Sinixt Stories: Ancestral Roots, Cultural Seeds

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Sinixt Stories: Ancestral Roots, Cultural Seeds invites listeners to experience Indigenous Sinixt Culture through traditional and contemporary Sinixt stories and discussions about those stories.  Sinixt storytellers and knowledge-keepers Marilyn James and Taress Alexis take us on 22 captivating and informative journeys, each show illuminating different aspects of this ancient culture.  Join them to meet the trickster Snk̓lip and the other Animal Beings who people the stories of the captikʷɬ, the Sinixt oral history.  Though the Sinixt continue their deep ancestral relationship with their homeland at the headwaters of the Columbia River, they were declared extinct by the Canadian government in 1956. Sinixt Stories:  Ancestral Roots, Cultural Seeds is one step on the Sinixt journey to reclaim their rights and responsibilities in their x̌aʔx̌aʔ tum xúlaʔxʷ – their sacred homeland.

This series was produced by Catherine Fisher with the assistance of the Blood of Life collective including Marilyn James, Taress Alexis, Axel McGown, K.L. Kivi, Amber Santos and Alison Christie.  The work of the Blood of Life collective has been funded by the Canada Council for the Arts Aboriginal Storytelling Program, the BC Council for the Arts and the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance of the Columbia Basin Trust.  Thanks to the vital support of the Nelson and District Women’s Centre and Kootenay Co-op Radio. You can follow the ongoing work of the Blood of Life Collective on our Facebook page.




Episodes

Dec 01 2017 - Sinixt Stories: Ancestral Roots, Cultural Seeds - Episode 3

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Nov 17 2017 - Sinixt Stories: Ancestral Roots, Cultural Seeds - Episode 2

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Nov 10 2017 - Sinixt Stories: Ancestral Roots, Cultural Seeds - Episode 1

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