Having an intimate relationship with the earth and animals was the basic foundation of a skilled hunter. Ethnographic history shows that, traditionally, Sinixt people ate more meat than fish. This section will illustrate the significance of wildlife in traditional Sinixt culture, which is sometimes viewed as having greater importance in terms of subsistence and economic wealth than was the salmon fishery.

As an overview, this section will also discuss important wildlife species (i.e. ungulate species), traditional hunting areas of the Sinixt People (i.e. maps and timing of use), traditional hunting techniques and gear (i.e. trained dogs), and traditional management practices. Sinixt’s essential role in the Hudson Bay Company and the demise of wildlife as a “Common resource” in Canada will also be discussed.

(We are currently working on this webpage as of Feb. 18, 2014!)  Please see the following webpages listed below for more information:

  • Wildife Species
  • Recognized Traditional Hunting Areas of the Sinixt People
  • Traditional Sinixt Hunting Methods and Gear
  • Traditional Wildlife Management Practices
  • Demise of Hunting in Sinixt Territory
  • Current News