P'esk'a and the First Salmon Ceremony


By Scot Ritchie; Introduction by Chief William Charlie

It’s the day of the first salmon ceremony, and P'ésk'a is excited to celebrate. His community, the Sts'ailes people, give thanks to the river and the salmon it brings by commemorating the first salmon of the season.

Framed as an exploration of what life was like one thousand years ago, P'ésk'a and the First Salmon Ceremony describes the customs of the Sts'ailes people, an indigenous group who have lived on the Harrison River in British Columbia for the last 10,000 years. Includes an introductory letter from Chief William Charlie, an illustrated afterword and a glossary.

Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Groundwood Books (Sept 2015)
ISBN-13: 9781554987184
Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 1 x 25.7 cm