1. common noun. people of long ago; ancestors
Łooda łagyigyeda txa̱'nii yets'isga waaldida la̱x yuup ada txa̱'nii luwaalm ts'm aks. Our ancestors respected all animals that live on land and all things that live in the sea.
Image of a house depression, courtesy of Vance Leask, when he was a Sm’algyax student at Charles Hayes Secondary School.
2. common noun. tradition