I U TUE EMNIEṈ TŦEN QEȽ W̱ILṈEW̱ṮELÁEṈ E TŦE SMÍEŦ I TŦE ṈIED. ŚELṈESTÁLs E TŦE ÁYET.
NIȽ U HOI OL I ȽȻOUES TŦE QOLEW̱ȻE ENÁs JÁN U HOI OL ÍY S,ŚÁMENEȽ EN SU ÁLET TŦEN
SKELOEṈ EN SȻÁ TW̱TIÁ, ĆENȾOȽEṈ. TES E TIÁ, SU YÁ’s TŦEN SĆÁLEĆE ȽEMEȾEṈ E TŦE
ḰEMĆOLS LÁE EṮ PELḰȾÁEṈ.
NIȽ LEPLIT ȽTE TŦE ŚNÁEM HO NI TŦE SQȺ U STÁṈ EN SU ḰÁNES TŦE ŚNÁEM NIȽ LÁT ȻE EWE
Es Ȼs TÁĆELS SĆÁNEW̱I NIȽ TŦE SNÁEM Ć ĆÁ NIȽ TŦE ŚNÁEM QENT TŦE MEQ W̱ILṈEW̱.
Here’s how to pronounce ĆENQOLEW̱
ĆENQOLEW̱-THE DOG SALMON RETURN TO THE EARTH
This moon marks the arrival of the Dog Salmon.
The rainy weather returns and the winds have become unpredictable. The creeks and rivers rise enough for the Dog Salmon to spawn.
Hunting for deer and grouse was still ongoing. This was also the best season and weather conditions for cod fishing. Dog Salmon were the last of the salmon runs to return and we carried out this fishery at Goldstream. Dog Salmon was easily dried or smoked and was the last of the preserves to be stored away. The Langford area was excellent for cranberries, blueberries, and grouse hunting.
If the salmon run was late, the ŚNÁM (spiritual leader) was brought in to hold a ceremony to call the salmon. The ŚNÁM would also advise the family captains of the correct protocol so as not to offend the Salmon People and to ensure that the salmon returned to the rivers.