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Teacher

Teacher
Coyote's Crazy Smart Science show is a show on APTN that encourages young people to explore the world of science through an Indigenous perspective. This is me on set in my community, beautiful T'Sou-ke Nation. I filmed my role as Knowledge Holder for Coyote Science on APTN. I will be on the Solar episode in season two. ​When I was youn...
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Ceremony

Ceremony
The Big House beside me in the cover photo shows the distinct style of our roof which is slanted one way. This is a distinct Coast Salish style Big House. On September 24, 2016, I was given my traditional name through an outdoor ceremony in my community, T'Sou-ke. I am so grateful to all that supported us at the ceremony and throughout the year as ...
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Canoe

Canoe
T'Sou-ke is a canoe family.  A canoe family is several families from our community that are united as a group, bonded by pulling one of our canoes together on a journey to various locations.  The term "canoe family" is still used today as a phrase signifying that we paddle together.  Canoe paddling, drumming, dancing, singing, w...
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Seafood

Seafood
Growing up as a Coast Salish girl I was fortunate to have the rich nutrients of the Salish Sea as my primary source of food.  In my family, clams, mussels, crab, shrimp, prawns, salmon, halibut, seaweed, sole, sea cucumber, herring row and more made up our daily diet.  My grandparents owned a seafood market that my family and I worke...
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Being T'Sou-ke

Being T'Sou-ke
SIIÁM TŦE NE SĆÁLEĆ (my dear respected friends and relatives).  I am Trena from T'Sou-ke.  We are a small nation that lives at the shores of the Salish Sea on Southern Vancouver Island near the town of Sooke in the heart of Coast Salish territory.  T'Sou-ke is one nation spread over two villages.  Siaosu...
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About Trena

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Trena is a Coast Salish girl from T'Sou-ke Nation. She loves to paddle, drum, dance, enjoy seafood and go on adventures. Come have fun with Trena while she shares her cultural teachings and learns the T'Sou-ke language.