A collaborative piece created with Laura Chandler as part of the Creative Fusion Project with Studio 2880. Laura and I both have a long enduring relationship with the cutbanks at the end of North Nechako road across from Miworth.
The Salmon are integral to the sustenance of our ecology. I am from the Git'um'den Clan represented by a bear. Laura's animal spirit is the Raven seen in the northern lights.
The story shared by Lheidli T'enneh Elder Edie Frederick tells the history of these cutbanks and how they recieved their name Ebolet Halhgai.
"The cut banks before entering Lhezbanoochek or IR#3 is ebole (pronounced ee-bo-let) halhgai (pronounced ha-lh-gai)."
"Ebolet is how we say Paulett, his name was Paulet Quaw. The cutbanks were named after him because there used to be races held there and as legend has it Paulette use to win by running up the cut banks.
Halhgai means he ran (past tense).
Hence, EBOLET HALHGAI (the place where Paulett use to run)."
Snachailya Edie with this story.
See also Laura Chandler's Web Page. http://www.laurachandler-visualartist.com/