New Beginnings from Ancient Ones’ Knowledge
De Jure Governance – Self-Governing Private Nation
Our new self-governing communities will encompass the whole spectrum of the Si Si Giuelth, which consists of twelve poles, plus a thirteenth component in the middle (top of the house): Awaats Nawakwanees – Truth Knowledge – Communications that ties all twelve poles to it. The list here starts with the four major poles that hold up the Big House.
Original People were never part of the corporate system. Peoples of the Salmon have a 12,000 year recorded history as the Original Peoples with all Turtle Island Peoples. We know our truth, we are living flesh, Blood, Bone Women and Men, who are our Creator’s Creations living original Natural Law. We know in our hearts and our Spirits we will not be governed by any fictional law or state.Maathlaatlaa
These are Posts Holding Up the Roof
The Si Si Giuelth [se se geeth] diagram portrays Peoples of the Salmon guiding principles. Communities responsibilities are to be fulfilled for the BENEFIT of ALL. No one left behind, forgotten or denied.
“Cycle of Life” is still used by generations of original peoples for health and healing. It embodies the Four Directions, as well as Father Sky, Mother Earth, and Trees of Peace — all of which symbolize dimensions of health and the cycles of life.
- Stages of life: birth, youth, adult, death
- Seasons of the year: spring, summer, fall, winter
- Aspects of life: spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical
- Elements of nature: fire (or sun), air, water, and earth
- Animals: Eagle, Bear, Wolf, Buffalo and many others
- Ceremonial plants: tobacco, sweet grass, sage, cedar, pine
“Si si giuelth”, in the speak of northern kwakwala, are house posts which hold up the roof in big houses, longhouses and smokehouses.
Our “Si Si Giuelth” represents the circle of life.
Since the beginning of time, there has been black and white. White represents light of the sun, which takes 7.5 minutes to reach earth, our mother’s mother, represented by the outer circle of our saa saa geithl.
When the sun goes down, it’s dark, black. The black represents time.
Originals of these lands hold ceremonies just before sunrise to synchronize time with the light of the sun. When light and time come together, the spirits of life waken with light.
Every pole/post of our saa saa geithl represents us and connects to spirit, to awaats nawakweti, the truth in communication.
In the newer coloured version of our saa saa geithl, the colour is the rainbow or prism of the White Light. Each of the facets of the poles are represented as a segment of that white light.
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Header Art Credit: “Cycle of Life” – Richard Shorty