The Elder gently cradles the hand of the child, as she speaks softly sharing the stories of her ancestors. She remembers the first Salmon Ceremony when the bones were returned to the river, in hope of abundance the following year. She shares how important it is to care for the Salmon. How many ways it is prepared and the nourishment it provides. Saying prayers and counting her blessings she is grateful that the salmon once again have returned to provide for her family.
Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science, Book 2 by Gloria Snively and Wanosts'a7 Lorna Williams is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.