Territory, language used in story about young girl who is taken away to a residential school
Director Kate Kroll and producer Marilyn Thomas are adapting a children's book, titled Shi-Shi Etko, into a short film. The book, written by former Chilliwack resident Nicola Campbell, takes place in Sto:lo territory, four days before a young aboriginal girl is taken away to a residential school. Her family tries to instill a lasting sense of cultural identity.
The book fuses cultural elements of Interior Salish with Sto:lo, reflecting Campbell's time spent in the Thompson Okanagan and Chilliwack areas.