Wednesday, February 25, 2009

In Memory of Charles Lillard

February 26, 1944 - March 27, 1997

Another BC national treasure, Terry Glavin (my favorite leftie) suggests honoring Lillard with the words of an old Chinook song:

Elip naika nanitch
Sitka, maika illahie.
Cultus spose naika memaloost
yukwa elip.

I have seen
Sitka, your country.
Nevermind if I die
here now.


Terry Glavin said...

Hyas mahsie for the kind comment, David. Charles was indeed one skookum lad.

David in North Burnaby BC said...

Klahowya, Terry. Nawitka, maika delate wawa, yaka ikta skookum lad.