Ways of Life

Hlil̓skw

G̱ooḵhl dim ksi-aat’ikshl sii wilaa loom ansuuxw g̱anhl twaayn, ii anhooya’am hlil̓sgwit, iit gwinga’adihl g̱asimutkwsim European ahl Nisg̱a’a hiig̱ooḵ, iit lip japhl Nisg̱a’ahl dim ansi’amugitdiit, hagwiluxw dihlkw, twaayn, aat, gwiila, han̓iihlo’o, g̱anhl huxw hilthl g̱abiihl agu.

N̓it tgunhl adigwil hooxdiit sdatx, haas, hat’al̓, hli wisihl g̱an, ii ansuuxwhl matx. Sim sag̱ag̱etgum̓hl ansuuxwhl matx wil sim g̱ag̱etkw hli w̓adit.
Sdatxhl hooxdiit wil t’akw twaayndiit ahl dim sa’aatkwdiit, ii sijayeehldiit.Haashl huxw hooxdiit.

Hat’al̓hl hooxdiit ahl dim g̱ax̱ts’ay̓hl hagwiluxw g̱anhl t’akwsim hagiluxwhl hooksit lax̱-boot. Sim ḵ’ay sit’aama’ahl gwooyim wilk’ii bayt ḵ’otskwhl hli silkwhl simg̱an iit japdiithl aapxinim hagwiluxw oo ligii tx̱aa hooxdiithl hat’al̓. Dimt sidax̱gatdiithl hagwiluxw ligii three quarters of an inchhl g̱ax̱ts’ay̓t.

Hat’al̓hl huxw bisbisgwit ii hookst ahl hlil̓sgum han̓iihlo’o. Hookshl han̓iihlo’o ahl hahlim̓ool̓skw, habax̱am m̓aal g̱anhl han̓iiwoḵ. Huxwdii hookshl douglas maple bark ahl sihan̓iiihlo’o. Huxw hookshl hat’al̓ ahl hlil̓skw ahl g̱ang̱ahl dihlkw, bahlgum birch barkhl hooxdiit ahl ts’uusgim t’ist’isim dihlkw.

Hli wisihl g̱anhl huxw hooksit ahl t’akwst dim wil japkwhl twaaynim dihlkw, siwatkwsit ahl g̱okw. Hookshl k’uba dilkw dip gun ahl simaay̓ ii huxw japkwhl w̓iit’ax̱ dihlkw hooksit ahl loonim aks.
Ansuuxwhl matxhl hooksit ahl hlil̓skw, ii dip sim sag̱ag̱etgwihl ansuuxwhl matx wil sim g̱ag̱etkwhl hli w̓adit ii dip sim hluut’uxwt.

K’il̓hl wilt ii ninda-hlil̓skwhl hat’al̓ loot ii hookst ahl g̱anwalx. Huxw ansidaahliiskt- g̱athl w̓ahlin-gigat ahl ansuum matx.

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