Snuneymuxw Mulstimuxw

Sacred Place Names, their Travels, and Stories

In Snuneymuxw Mulstimuxw Elder C’tasi:a offers an extensive survey of Hul’q’umi’num place names, sites of significance, and origin stories of the Snuneymuxw Nation.

Embracing the original Indigenous names for the world around us, it acknowledges the impact of colonization and honours First Peoples’ ongoing relationship to the land.

By: Geraldine Manson, C’tasi:a

Original price was: $25.00 USD.Current price is: $16.25 USD.

Earn up to 16 Points.


Hul’q’umi’num place names, sites of significance, cultural history, and origin stories of the Snuneymuxw First Nation

Place names are powerful, and their significance extends far beyond words. Learning and embracing the original Indigenous phrases used to describe the world around us acknowledges the impact of colonization, recognizes First Peoples’ ongoing relationship to the land, and honours their traditional way of being. In Snuneymuxw Mulstimuxw, Traditional Knowledge Keeper and respected Elder Geraldine Manson, C’tasi:a offers an extensive survey of the history and meaning of local Hul’q’umi’num place names and origin stories of the Snuneymuxw First Nation.

Produced through a partnership between Snuneymuxw First Nation, Vancouver Island University, and New Society Publishers, this beautifully illustrated, full colour booklet gathers and shares the rich history of the Snuneymuxw’s living landscape as passed down through generations from time immemorial. From how Xw’ulhquyum (Snake Island) and other sites of significance got their names to ancient stories such as the bringing of fire by Qeyux to the Tle:ltxw people, the cultural history chronicled in these pages provides a unique lens through which to view and understand nearby lands and waters.

In addition to the sacred cultural narratives distilled from the teachings of the Ancestors, Snuneymuxw Mulstimuxw delves into more recent historical events, told from the perspective of those who experienced them firsthand or whose families are still experiencing the intergenerational effects. This invaluable work is complemented by a series of maps integrating traditional Hul’q’umi’num place names into their present day context.

About The Author(s)

Geraldine Manson, C’tasi:a is a respected Snuneymuxw Elder and Traditional Knowledge Keeper. She is a Vancouver Island University Elder-in-Residence, where she provides support to faculty members and First Nations students, assists with the understanding of First Nations practices in relation to traditional health and healing, provides guidance, blessings, and protocol for ceremonial and cultural events, and hosts guests and visiting Elders.

For over two decades C’Tasi:a has worked with the Gabriola Historical and Museum Society as a knowledge holder and spiritual guide on the Museum’s Truth and Reconciliation initiatives. She has also dedicated her time to helping Gabriola Island residents to understand the importance and sacred significance of ancestors and sites within the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw People. C’tasi:a is the author of Snuneymuxw History Written in Places and Spaces.

Content Items

View Author Profile

Book Specifications

ISBN: 9780865719903

Page Count: 42

Dimensions: 8.5 × 11 × 0.025 in

Publication Date: October 03, 2023

Images: Full Color Throughout

You Might Also Like


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Give the Gift of
Social Change

Give the Gift of Social Change

Your support contributes to the amplification of voices that strive for progress, making it a thoughtful and impactful present for any occasion. Join us in fostering a more informed and compassionate world.

Select your currency