Tsexmín is a Secwepemc word that means ‘looking glass’ or ‘mirror’ in Secwepmtsin, the language of the Secwepemc peoples. The looking glass or mirror has been chosen as a symbol for this research because the goal of the project is to look at strengthening identity by means of traditional ways, researching how we grow stronger, how we see ourselves, and how we are seen by others.

The research hopes to build evidence through the application of ‘Indigenous Ways of Knowing’ to understand these important factors and concepts related to Indigenous wellness.