On December 14, 2020 the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council hosted the W̱SÁNEĆ Celebration of Culture to kick off a year of Marine Use Planning engagement with the W̱SÁNEĆ community.

Part one of the celebration showcases the poetry of PEPAḴIYE (Ashley Cooper), singing from Vanessa Claxton, traditional drumming by Gail Sam, and Carving by Bearcat Sam. We showcase these talents with SṮI (Love), ÁTOL (Respect for the rights of others), ȽIȽEȻ (Interconnectedness), U SṮOṮEMTES (Reciprocity), and ÍY ŚW̱ḰÁLEȻEN and SDIWIEȽ (good intentions and prayer).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Part two of the celebration showcases hooping by Rebecca Jim, filmmaking of Rose Stiffarm, and blues musician Gerald Charlie. We showcase these talents with SṮI (Love), ÁTOL (Respect for the rights of others), ȽIȽEȻ (Interconnectedness), U SṮOṮEMTES (Reciprocity), and ÍY ŚW̱ḰÁLEȻEN and SDIWIEȽ (good intentions and prayer).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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