with Leah Morgan and Heidi MacPherson/Jacky Challenger
Learn more about the Tribal Park Allies pledge, its His-shuk-nish-tsa-waak, the Tla-o-qui-aht worldview and its parallels to Yoga.
Yoga philosophy and attributes of the 8 limbed path including Yamas and Niyamas, Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi will be explored in the context of indigenous worldview. Expect to learn and embody the Tribal Parks Allies Pledge through breath and movement.
ƛayaaḥuʔƛ - the closest word to “Welcome” in the Tla-o-qui-aht language – extends both an invitation and an expectation while traveling through the haḥuuƛii of the ƛaɁuukwiatḥ ḥaw̓iiḥ.
- ʔiisaaksinhiʔin (i-saak-sin-hi-in) - Let us be respectful of Natural Law. Let us be observant, appreciative and act accordingly
- Yuuchapsiinhi?in (yuuts-hap-siin-hi-in) - Let us behave with honour, dignity, respect and humility in the Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks.
- Qʷaasiinḥapin (kwa-siin-hap-in)- Let us leave things as they are. Avoid disturbing, destroying or removing Indigenous plants, animals, shells, stones, & minerals.
- Tiičsiinḥiʔi (tiich-siin-hi-in)- Let us protect life by staying safe, being prepared, and by supporting the continuation of life for generations to come.
- Taaquuqḥłiʔin (taa-quuqh-Ithi-in) - Let us speak truthfully and act honourably. Let us learn the history of this place and its People, correct colonial narratives like the myth that this is a wilderness, and contribute to a healthier future.
- łaayaksiinḥiʔin (ltaa-yak-siin-hi-in) - Let us be generous and helpful: There is no end to the work of building community.
- Caamaapilsiinhi7in (tsa-ma-pilth-siin-hi-in) - Let us stand in dignity, honour, respect and humility, practicing all the above.