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Sutikalh 3

October 13, 2009

Sutikalh 3

Sutikalh 3

The Melvin Creek watershed is known locally as Sutikalh, a St'át'imcets term that means "place of the winter spirit." An important ecological area, it is one of few watersheds in the area untouched by development. For the Indigenous St'át'imc, it is a place for spiritual purification and renewal. Visitors to the area typically note the fresh air and clean water. St'át'imc medicine men would spend 12 years living in Sutikalh, learning.

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