Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Yellow Galactic Star/ Yellow Crystal Sun - Lunar Scorpion Moon of Challenge, Day 22
St'at'imc Sisters Bear Song.
The St'at'imc (IPA: [ˈst͡ɬʼæt͡ɬʼemx]), also known as the Lillooet /ˈlɪlᵿ.ɛt/, Sťáťimc, Stl'atl'imx /slætˈliːəm/, etc., are an Interior Salish people located in the southern Coast Mountains and Fraser Canyon region of the Interior of the Canadian province of British Columbia.
St'at'imc culture displayed many features typical of Northwest Coast peoples: the potlatch, clan names, mythology, prestige afforded the wealthy and generous, and totem poles in some communities, especially in the Lil'wat First Nation (Lil'wat7ul), whose tribal lands and trade routes in the Whistler Valley and Green River Vally overlapped with those of the Squamish First Nation, a Coast Salish people. Today they total about 6259.
The St'at'imc are divided linguistically, culturally and geographically into two main tribes or First Nations.
The Upper St'at'imc (Upper Lillooet or Fraser River Lillooet), living near the present city of Lillooet on the Fraser River. They refer to themselves as STLA'tlei-mu-wh-talk and speak St'at'imcets dialect.
The Lower St'at'imc (Lower Lillooet or Mount Currie Lillooet), living in the vicinity of today's Mount Currie in the Pemberton Valley and south to Skookumchuk. They refer to themselves as LEEL'-wat-OOL - 'The true People', 'The true Lillooet' (of which were the words 'Lillooet' and 'Lilwat' derived) and speak Ucwalmícwts ('oo-Kwale MEWK'[clarification needed]) dialect.
The Lakes Lillooet (Lexalexamux or Tsala'lhmec - 'Lake People'),
a group only sporadically recognized, living between the territories of Upper St'at'imc and Lower St'at'imc around Seton Lake and Anderson Lake - whose descendants are today's N'quatqua First Nation (also known as Anderson Lake Indian Band) and Seton Lake First Nation (also known as Seton Lake Indian Band), historically a group at the foot of Seton Lake, near Lillooet, known as the Skimka'imx were also included in this group.
They had several types of dwellings—long plank houses, winter earthlodges, and summer bark- or mat-covered lodges, not unlike those at the Keatley Creek Archaeological Site. Salmon and other fish were the basis of the economy, and numerous animals (bear, sheep, caribou, deer, and small mammals) were hunted and trapped, and berries and fruit were gathered. Warfare with other groups was unusual, with intensive intertribal trade the more typical state of affairs. Tsilhqot’in-St’at’imc war was one brutal war to the St’at’imc for their Survival as nation. The Tsilhqot’in to the St'at'imc were a raiding tribe, they raided all the 11 bands of the St'at'imc and took women and children as slaves. Both nations met at many roots (Graveyard Valley) in the St’at’imc territory which the St'at'imc were victorious. Chief In-Kick-Tee (Hunter Jack) was the warchief in that battle and made peace treaty in 1845.
The declaration of the Lillooet Tribe was made in 1911 in Spences Bridge and is the nation's declaration of ownership over lands that had been seized by non-native settlers at Seton Portage at onset of the 20th Century, and is considered a general statement of principle regarding ownership of all traditional territories of the St'at'imcets-speaking peoples. The Declaration of the Lillooet Tribe is the Lillooet Tribe's first formal declaration to the world of the tribes status as a Country, in International terms, as they understood them at that time. The Declaration is mentioned as the foundation document of all the various organizations of the Lillooet Tribe in place today, such as the St'at'imc Chiefs Council, Lillooet Tribal Council and the In-SHUCK-ch Nation. The Declaration brings the tribe together at the grassroots level as a Country.*
Kin 8: Yellow Galactic Star
I harmonize in order to beautify
I seal the store of elegance
With the galactic tone of integrity
I am guided by the power of free will.
Within the single thought form called "universe" there exists an infinite potentiality of structures and mediums of expression.*
*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2016-2017.
The Sacred Tzolk'in
Sahasrara Chakra (Dali Plasma)