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stqóye

stqóye= tl'íls
wolf = love
Lexwtl'íls kw'e kwíyxmel wiyótha.
Always act in love, love the creator.
Tl'ílsmet kw'e Chíchelh Síyam, tl'ílsmet te slheq'ómet, tl'ílsthet, tl'el'ílsmet ye tselhsq'áleq'o qas mekw' ye malstíyexw.
Love yourself, love your family and fellow beings.

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sp'ó:q'es

sp'ó:q'es = s'ólhmet
eagle = respect
S'ólhmet s'ólhstexw kw'e mékw' i'áylexw íte slháq'emex.
Respect all life on Mother Earth.
S'ólhstexw ye selyólexwe qas ye mestíyexw láts'ómexw kw'es s'olh qe'su shxws'am.
Respect elders and people of all races. To respect is to give.

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spá:th

spá:th = sey'álwes
bear = courage
Xwelalámet te th'á:le.
Listen to your heart.
Tl'os se'yalwes kw'es ye sthethíy.
It takes courage to do what is right.

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pípehóm

pípehóm = lexwsthe'ít
frog = honesty
E'éwé kw'as mets'elqéylem qew qwíqwelatstexw.
Never lie or gossip.
Lexwsthe'ít-thet qas xwelá kw'e wátes.
Be honest with yourself and others
Teli ta' th'á:le kw'es qwál.
Speak from the heart.
Lexwsthe'ítqel xwela ta' sqwál.
Be true to your word.

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sásq'ets

sásq'ets = selawa'im
sasquatch = humility
Thetíwel xwelá kw'e wátes yewál telí tl'lewe.
Think of others before yourself.
Selá:wathet xwela kw'e Chíchelh Síyam kw'as lexwch'ít.
Humble yourself to the Great Spirit by being thankful.

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smímeyath

smímeyath = slílexwelh
butterfly = peace
Mekw'wát tse sx̲ex̲ómes.
Everyone has a special gift
Hokwex ta' sx̲ex̲ómes chasu slíleqwélstexw ta' slheq'ámel.
Use your special gift to build a peaceful world.

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spól

spól = lexwsthe'ít
crow = truth
Súwq't kw'e lexwsthe'ít wiyóth.
Always seek the truth.
Áylexwstexw kw'e lexwsthe'ít tl'ó áylexw
Living the truth is living.

Audio Halq'eméylem English
thetíwél to think to yourself
sp'óq'es bald eagle
spó:l crow (large)
stqó:ya wolf
xwelá for, towards, toward
tselhsq'áleq'o family
sey'álwes courage
lháq'emex peace
kwíyx̲emel to move around
spá:th bear
suwq't searching for something
sthethí alright
th'á:lé heart
tl'íls to love, to like him/her/it
the'ít true
pípehó:m frog
máth'elqéylém to lie
selá:wa humble
smímeyáth butterfly
áyelexw be alive, be living, be in good health, be healthy, be well
qwíqwelats to gossip

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