Posted on March 25, 2020

There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.

Know the river has its destination. The Elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river. Keep our eyes open and our heads above water.
See who is in there with you.
And celebrate.

At this time in our history we are to take nothing personally.
Least of all, ourselves.
For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.

The time of the lone wolf is over.
Gather yourselves!
Banish the word "struggle" from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we've been waiting for!


Waytk everyone,

Kukwstsmac to our frontline workers who continue to do whatever it takes to keep our people, staff and community safe at this time. We are in an extraordinary time and we must act like COVID-19 is here in the community and take all of the precautions as advised by health professionals. Look after yourself and look after your family, especially your parents and grandparents. Maintain physical distance but emotional connection. We need everyone in this to do whatever we can within our sphere of control to stop the spread of COVID-19.

If you haven’t been following the Provincial Health Officer’s direction on social distancing, now is the time for every British Columbian to do so. Do it for the ones you love. Do it for the ones you don’t know. We need everyone together in this response.

Kukpi7 Christian

Related Resources:

  • Secwepemc Nation Kukukpi7 (Chiefs) issue a Declaration of a State of Emergency on March 23 here
  • Prevent against COVID-19 here