For time immemorial, the Stó:lõ people have
understood the enduring connection between time, space, and the material/spiritual realms. Land, water, the heavens, and all living things are interconnected with names, histories and spirit. This talk explores and describes how this ancestral knowledge can be traced over thousands of years—connecting
buildings, monuments and locations still visible on the landscape with practices, place names and
histories that are taught to the Stó:lõ youth of today. The speakers discuss how Stó:lõ archaeological and historical research carried out during the past thirty years has helped bring some of these connections to light and how Stó:lõ communities are working to protect their tangible and intangible heritage under constant threat of erosion by the settler culture and practices.
Join us for the the Green College speakers’ series: Worlds of Wonder: People Making Places Sacred. The first two talks feature scholars from UBC Anthropology: Michael Blake, and Stolo elder, Albert (Sonny) McHalsie. Click to read more about the series events.