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Temthéqi

Time of the Sockeye

The eleventh month, around August, is called Temtheqi - sockeye salmon time because of the run of sockeye salmon bound for the Adams River which passes the Upper Sto:lo area in August.  The word sockeye comes from the Halq'emeylem word for sockeye salmon, stheqi, or the Halq'emeylem word for fish, sth'oqwi.
Here you will find lesson plans and resources in relation to this month.

Additional Resources:

This video is about salmon, indigenous peoples, and the many connections between land and water that serve to promote healthy ecological and cultural identities in salmon country.
This video is the people of the Cheam First Nation on the Fraser river who have never given up their rights to the salmon.