It’s səlilwətaɬ.

Gratitude and grace in solidarity with səlilwətaɬ, the People of the Inlet. I support the TWN Sacred Trust and the Narwhal, which wrote an excellent piece on səlilwətaɬ efforts to maintain cultural traditions in səl̓ilw̓ət “Burrard Inlet” after 100s of layers of ecocide + genocide.

Space to grow as an ally: people generally get the orthographies right for xʷməθkʷəy̓əm and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, but səlilwətaɬ is much more spottily correctly rendered in territorial acknowledgments.

Here’s a list of ways it has appeared misrendered:

  • Səl̓ílwətaʔ
  • Selilwitulh
  • səl̓ilwətaɁɬ
  • Səl̓ílwətaɬ
  • sel̓íl̓witulh
  • səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ
  • sə̓lílwətaʔɬ