Twenty plus years ago, Dave and I spent some time living and working in Cabo San Lucas, located at the tip of the Baja peninsula. We made many friends while there, and became especially close with the Aramburo family.
“My Grandmother told me the Creator was here 10,000 years before you came to introduce him to us”.
It all started at lunch, when Gwen, a young First Nations woman, told me the above.
A Universal Spiritual Force or as Ina puts it, we are a part of everything, even connected to the tree outside.
The words “Salish” and “Sea”, used together, identify a very unique geographical feature. With this article, in order to further define the naming of the Salish Sea, I will consider the individual meaning of these two words.
The W̱SÁNEĆ 13 moon calendar, SḴÁU ȽTE, represents the natural laws of the W̱SÁNEĆ (Saanich) people. The calendar depicts the four seasons, the W̱SÁNEĆ 13 moons and the culturally important plants, food, medicines, animals and marine life and illustrates the flow of activities that occurred when W̱SÁNEĆ people lived a traditional life linked to nature.