June 18, 2013
When the the sun stands still.
The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still) because it appears that way from our viewpoint here on Earth.
Nothing is ever completely still though, is it? Coming to terms with this constant state of change is a universal part of our human experience, and we express it in the songs and stories we'll gather to share when the sun goes down on the longest day of the year.
It's fitting then, that on that day we'll also be celebrating the culture of our Indigenous people, the wisdom of their traditions, and the invaluable contributions they make to our communities.
There are magnificent stories being told by the First People of our Island, and National Aboriginal Week is the perfect time to hear them. __________________________________________________
Click HERE to read the Coast Salish story Raven Steals the Sun.