1. Nanyoost'en la

Recently I had the opportunity to speak with a woman from Nak’azdli Whut’en, part of the Dakelh (Carrier) Nation. With a strength I am sure not everyone could muster, she told me about her son who passed away only a few short months ago. From the stories she shared, I learned about how he was a larger-than-life presence to his friends and family, a person whose joking around and charisma brought uplifting energy to those he was around. And he was a person who valued his family above all else. She said that whenever they parted ways, she would say, “Goodbye”, but her son was quick to correct her: “It’s never goodbye, it’s nanyoost’en la.” Here is “Nanyoost’en la”.