Vision: We have a vision of a Secwepemc-speaking community living in balance with nature

Principle 5: Qweqwetsín

We believe that:

• We are spiritual beings interrelated with all other beings

• We are dependant on what the earth provides. We acknowledge that there is a reciprocal relationship between humans and the universe. We must give back when we take, show gratitude for earth’s gifts.

Qweqwetsín Practice #1

We are spiritual beings interrelated with all other beings

  • • Integrate Secwepemc spiritual teachings within all school programs
  • • Share Secwepemc stories that teach about the interrelatedness of all things
  • • Explore the theme of interrelatedness within all school programs

Qweqwetsín Practice #2

We are dependent on what the earth provides. We acknowledge that there is a reciprocal relationship between humans and the universe. We must give back what we take from the earth and show gratitude for earth’s gifts

  • • Model the concept of “giving back”
  • • Show appreciation for what the earth provides through prayer, stories, and other forms of expression
  • • Take responsibility for helping to maintain and protect food gathering areas
  • • Discuss the values of respect and responsibility and how it pertains to our role as humans in the universe

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