Interview with Shelly Boyd

Listen to this powerful interview between Swami Lalitananda and Arrow Lakes Cultural Facilitator, Shelly Boyd from Sinixt First Nations. Shelly discusses the recent Supreme Court decision to restore the rights of the Sinixt people living in the United States.

She reflects on the ruling in 1956 to declare the Sinixt extinct as well as what it has meant spiritually and emotionally for her people to have that declaration overturned. She sees the connection to the land as very important to her people and that we now have to ‘elevate the voice of the land’ and to make better choices for the sake of the earth.

Music: Jim Boyd, “Voices of the Lakes” and “We Are Sinixt”


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