Senaqwila Wyss



Senaqwila Wyss is Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), Tsimshian, Sto:lo, Hawaiian and Swiss. She holds a Bachelors of the Arts Degree in the faculty of Communications, Arts and Technology, minor in First Nations Studies. She also holds a First Nations Languages Proficiency Certificate in the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim, and is pursuing her diploma in furthering her fluency and proficiency in the Squamish language. She and her husband are raising their young daughter and adopted niece to be first language speakers, which has not been done in her family for four generations after colonial impacts. They are also learning her husband's Líl̓wat Ucwalmicwts language. Wyss practices ethnobotany with her traditionally trained mom Cease Wyss with indigenous plant medicines. Senaqwila was raised learning these ancestral teachings and uses plants as teas, medicines, tinctures, and ceremony. Her children are being raised with these medicines as well.

Nu chexw kw’átchnexw kwétsi sḵel̓áw̓? // Can you See Beaver?, 2024

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