Tempó:kw - Time to Smoke Chehalis Spring Salmon
This is the start of the Sto:lo New Year. Tempo:kw' means "time for Chehalis Spring Salmon"; "tem" means time or season and po:kw' means Chehalis River spring salmon. This type of salmon begins to run about October and is smoke dried in smokehouses during this month. Spirit dancing begins during this time. The Sto:lo are making snowshoes, butchering their meats, smoking salmon, and having gatherings in their Longhouse.
Here you will find lesson plans and resources in relation to this month.