First Peoples

The Creation Stones of the Thompson River

For a map of the world, past, present and future, there is a stone at the high water line of the Thompson River.

 

If you don’t find it, don’t worry. The map of the river itself, across the breadth of time and space, is nearby.

These stories are in plain view. If you’ve lost your way, I hope you find them. Other stories share the riverbed with them. These transforming figures, for instance.

And Kojoti, ancient ancestor and bringer of salmon.

The mountains will bring you eyes to see, but only if you trace the stories within them with your hands, so you become the mountain by moving like water.

Otherwise you will find whatever else you are looking for.

 

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