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Isidore Lobnibe


In this paper, I explore how the Syilx's oral history (captikwł) shapes their identity and ethics through their understanding and respect for mother earth. I analyzed the captikwł of the Syilx and their discourses about life; drawing on their orature (written oral history) to demonstrate that because oral history is an important aspect of Syilx culture, the Syilx people of the British Columbia and Washington region have learned to survive for centuries due to how they relate to their lands. The anthology of the Syilx captikwł are reviewed in the paper to gain a better understanding of how this collection of stories inspire an environmental ethical philosophy and justice that is deeply rooted in their identity as indigenous people and practiced across generations



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