Ep 8 - Snowboarding

Ep 8 - Snowboarding

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Host Steve Sxwithul’txw takes on one of his biggest challenges when he visits Whistler, BC and tries his hand at Snowboarding. He starts on the bunny hill and moves his way up. He is taught by the members of the First Nations Snowboard Team as they put him through his paces and prepare him for his first competition. And the crowd rallies behind Steve in this festive celebration of a sport that has been so enthusiastically embraced by First Nations youth.

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The Community

The Squamish Nation is a culturally rich people with strong traditions still in practice. Although their language is close to being endangered it still has a strong influence on their culture, especially as it is one of the ties that bind the far flung people together. The Squamish Nation has long valued the tradition of longhouses and even today hold the longhouse as a sacred place. Connections of longhouses and language are what anchor the history and culture of the Squamish Nation of present to that of the past.

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