Tillicum Lelum Family Wellness Manual
This resource is a collection of stories and teachings shared with us by our respected Elders and Knowledge Keepers. In our Indigenous communities and families, storytelling is the way in which we have always passed on wellness knowledge and practices from generation to generation to keep our families healthy. These stories hold knowledge on how to be well during pregnancy, the postpartum period, and the early parenting years.
It is important that we acknowledge who our teachers are and know where our teachings come from. The stories included in this resource were generously shared with the Tillicum Lelum community by four sul'hween or Elders as part of a research project. The Elders have gifted these stories to Tillicum Lelum and the families in our community to keep us healthy and well. These stories and teachings come from Coast Salish, Nuuchah-nulth, and Kwakwakaʼwakw worldviews.