Ash Kelly

Murray Smith (Algmxaa), Prince Rupert, B.C., member of Lax Kw'alaams

“I always tell people my name is Murray Smith. Murray Smith goes nowhere. Murray Smith doesn’t have any history. If I trace the name Smith where does it go? It goes nowhere. Where did the name come from? Some minister or whatever you call those people that were here… But my tribal name is called Algmxaa. Algmxaa comes from my mother and from her mother and from her uncle and it’s hundreds of years old.”

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