Naskan Uxwal: the documentary

The Náskan Ūxwal (I’m Going Home) ceremonial journey took place one year ago to acknowledge and help in the healing journey of the St’át’imc residential school survivors and their families.

Explains the St’at’imc Outreach Health Services, “We reclaimed our spirits that were left behind; those who were deceased and those who reclaimed their inner child. In doing this we acknowledged our past so that we can continue moving forward.”

This film is one version of the story, every person who participated had their own distinct experience and will pass along their story. This video is dedicated to our St’át’imc youth and future generations. May we continue to heal in our culture and build our inner resilience as we journey forward.

Special acknowledgements to the BC First Peoples Cultural Council, Aboriginal Arts Development Program and the St’át’imc communities of Tsal’alh, T’it’q’et, Xaxli’p, Sekw’el’was, Ts’kw’aylaxw and Xwisten for providing the funding for this film.

This video is owned by the St’át’imc people.

The journey started in Tk’emlūps te Secwepemc, Skeetchestn, Stuctwewsemc (Bonaparte), and went to Ts’kw’aylaxw, Xaxli’p, Sekw’el’was, T’it’q’et, Xwisten, Tsal’alh, N’Quatqua and Lil’wat. The St’át’imc communities or the Lillooet Tribal Council can be contacted for further information.

Kukwstum̓úlhkal̓ap (thank you from all of us to all of you).

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