This time of year is traditionally known as ĆENŦÁWEN.
ĆȽ ENÁ TÁĆEL TŦE SȽEMEW̱ĆEḴSOT TŦE STOLU ȻNIȽs LÁSETs TŦE STOLU E TŦE SĆÁNEW̱Ȼs
ȻNIȽs ŦOṈs TŦE ÁYET TW̱E ŚELEṈ E TŦE ȾEMEȻE ȻNIȽs ELXOTEṈs TŦE XIW̱E ṈÁLṈELs TŦE
ȻȽ YÁ IȾȽOṈESET TŦE SȻÁĆEL ȻNIȽs YÁ,s TŦE SWO,EU,LES ŦOṈ EMNIEṈ E TŦE SMÍEŦ.
NIȽs YÁ,s TŦE SȽENȽÁNI ELXOTEṈ TŦE KEXMIN ȻNIȽ ŚW̱HÁQs TŦE W̱ILṈEW̱E TŦE SMIȽE ȻȽ
ENÁ, W̱ḰELWEȽ TŦE SJELW̱EṈ.
ĆENŦÁWEN-THE COHO SALMON RETURN TO THE EARTH
This moon marks the arrival of the Coho Salmon.
The first rains begin to break the drought in the streams and rivers/creeks and this enables
the salmon (which have gathered in the inlets) to begin their spawning journey.
This is a good moon for cod fishing. Traditionally the sea urchins were used as bait for
Tommy Cod and the Tommy Cod were used as bait for the bigger Ling Cod. Ling Cod can be
lured to the surface with bait alone and speared. They are so anxious to protect their nests
they would take bait, even without a hook.
As the weather cools, the rains come and the forest is renewed once again and deer hunting
This is also a good month to harvest the Hog Fennel (KEXMIN) which is used in a variety of First