I was told, and heard about this sacred fire as a
young person when I felt the darkness of the other society of the world
which we dwell in.
As an Indian; I felt lonely walking inside this darkness
which created a strange feeling for my spirit. I placed myself into the
sacred fire, and see the light glow more inside the darkness; it's
where my answers lie. My spirit will touch others so they come to the
fire too. It’s my future where my spirit belongs.
My future is where the sacred fire glows, because it's where my grandmothers,
my grandfathers dwell, and where my ancestors carry their spirits. As
a people, we are the 'proud wood' for the sacred fire because
we carry the spirit of our ancestors, our Nuxalkmc spirit. We must be
the 'best wood' for the fire, the light can become brighter.
I am careful not to wander away from the fire, otherwise I may get lost.
Spread this word, and teachings from them; so we can learn as much as
we can, so this precious 'spiritual food' makes us live forever.
Many of us can walk together, and be warm together forever with our fire.
Where there is darkness, is our light, and where there is our light is
no darkness; we will be Nuxalk Strong, Nuxalk Forever! We stand strong
as brothers, and sisters, forever. Qwatsinas…