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Skwxwu7mesh Siiyamiyn.jpg
Skwxwu7mesh (Squamish) leaders on North Vancouver warf in 1906 to send Joe Capilano for his trip to England. The Sḵwx̱wú7mesh[1] (pronounced [sqʷχʷúʔməʃ] (About this sound listen)), or Squamish, are an indigenous people of southwestern British Columbia, a part of the Salishan-speaking people. They speak the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh language, which is a part of the Coast Salish linguistic grouping. When translated, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh renders into the people of the sacred water, referencing what they believe is the water in their territory and its spiritual healing properties.
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  1. ^ Historical rendering of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh is Sko-ko-mish but this should not be confused with the name of the Skokomish people of Washington state. The Semantics of Determiners: Domain restriction in Skwxwú7mesh