The way my Hul’q’umi’num’ Elders passed on snuw’uyulh (traditional teachings) to me was through oral narratives. In this project, I share my own passionate stories from twenty-two years of experience as a competitive war canoe paddler. Our coaches help us learn to focus, challenge ourselves, face adversity, and finish what we start. These are the same skills that we seek to pass on to our students in our Hul’q’umi’num’ language courses. By laying down these stories in our Hul’q’umi’num’ language, I hope to support the language learners in their quest to become fluent and also strengthen their hearts and minds.
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