Kinship

Kwakiutl potlatch
Welcome O Supernatural One, O Swimmer
who returns every year in this world
that we may live rightly, that we may be well.
I offer you, swimming salmon, my heart’s deep gratitude.

I ask that you will come again,
that next year we will meet in this life,
that you will see that nothing evil should befall me.
O Supernatural One, O Swimmer,
now I will do to you what you came here for me to do.

Kwakiutl Women’s prayer