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Copper - Pauline Alfred

We are talking about “the copper”. The copper that is used in our sacred Bighouse. It’s like a license to Potlatch. Every Chief has a copper and that Copper always has a name. That is what Coppers are used for and they often carry them around when they are dancing and when are done they put them by the fire.


Gwagwix’salatłan’s saxa T´łakwa. ‘Wi’la T´simasan T´łakwa nukw’ida Gi’gigama’yi. ku’ is’em’ gwigilas’nukw laxa gukwdzi. Dłigam’nukw’am xawisi da T´łakwa. He’am łok´wimas laxa gukwdzi he’da T´łakwa.