This video competed in
2022 Indigenous Documentary Film Challenge
Snqweytmistn: the place where you do your best. The word given to the Salish people to call themselves is Sqelix?. The two root words in Sqelix? translate to flesh and land, we are flesh of the earth. We want to focus on that concept in everything we do, a reminder that we are so connected to the land that we are flesh of the land. When people lose their sense of "Place", they lose their awareness of self and others in relation to the land and the legacy of their cultural traditions. Losing the sense of place has played a part in the dismantling of families and an increasing number of children put into foster care on the Flathead Reservation. We are here to help children experience a respected and nurtured place in the community through our programs, activities, and the building of an intentional community.