Saturday, September 10, 2016
Red Overtone Serpent/ Red Solar Earth - Lunar Scorpion Moon of Challenge, Day 19
The Secwepemc (/ʃᵻˈhwɛpəm/ shə-whep-əm; Secwepemc: [ʃəˈxʷɛpməx] or [səˈxwɛpməx]), known in English as the Shuswap people /ˈʃuːʃwɑːp/, are a First Nations people residing in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Their traditional territory ranges from the eastern Chilcotin Plateau and the Cariboo Plateau southeast through the Thompson Country to Kamloops and the Shuswap Country, and spans the Selkirk Mountains and Big Bend of the Columbia River to include the northern part of the Columbia Valley region. The Secwepemc are perhaps the most numerous of the Interior Salish peoples of British Columbia if based upon the numbers who speak their language.
Their traditional language is Shuswap, known as Secwepemctsín (IPA: [ʃəxwəpməxtˈʃin]), which is currently spoken by over 1,600 people. Secwepemctsín is being revitalized by the efforts of organizations such as Chief Atahm School, which offers an immersion program until the ninth grade.
The Secwepemc have always stressed the importance of recognizing their title to the land. In 1910, the Secwepemc Chiefs addressed a memorial to Prime Minister Laurier. The memorial laid out the grievances of the Secwepemc stemming from the previous 50 years of settlement.*
Kin 5: Red Overtone Serpent
I empower in order to survive
I seal the store of life force
With the overtone tone of radiance
I am guided by the power of space.
Quetzalcoatl represents the morning and evening star as well as the cycles of death and regeneration. Prepare now for death; the body is a garment of soul which the body sheds at death.*
*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2016-2017.
The Sacred Tzolk'in
Visshudha Chakra (Alpha Plasma)