I love that the climb trail built in 2017 was blessed by the Lil'wat Nation and give the name Skwenkwin, wild potato. But I don't know what a wild potato is. So when I saw this article from the Smithsonian referencing a wetland potato gardened by the q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie) people of the Fraser Valley delta, … Continue reading Wild potato
Welcome new 1000
I wrote this back in December after reading a Pique story about Pemberton's surging population and the need to build enough housing to keep up. (See below.) Then, last week, I took a peek at the incredible work done by the Whistler Community Foundation on its Vital Signs report, where we sneak a mention. This … Continue reading Welcome new 1000
Treat your creative self, to a one day writing retreat, right in Whistler!
You can buy yourself flowers. You can book yourself onto a creative retreat. You can say yes to the things that bring you joy, that are hard to make time and space for. The Whistler Writers Festival has a glorious new offering: one day writing retreats. For that stint of creative time you just haven't … Continue reading Treat your creative self, to a one day writing retreat, right in Whistler!
Have you got your copy of Namwayut?
I've started Namwayut, and it's compelling from the get-go. Grab a copy so you can participate in the Sea to Sky virtual book club discussions through March, or attend Chief Robert Joseph's sharing on April 11. We'd love to hear from people as you work your way through the book - how is it going? … Continue reading Have you got your copy of Namwayut?
Time travellers, you have your mission
I feel like I've been banging on inordinately and forever about our power to shape the future - citing Rilke and the power of dreams, vision boards, practicing Active Hope and participating in Official Community Plans. And then I saw this. And was like, huh, wish I'd thought of that. All praise to those who … Continue reading Time travellers, you have your mission
Don’t like that book? Don’t read it. We’re all free to read. Free to not read. Free to grow.
February acknowledges Freedom to Read week because weirdly, despite the fact it is 2023 and one might think we are making some kind of progress out of the Dark Ages and into a more enlightened time, it seems that we still need to assert our right to intellectual freedom. That means that everyone has the … Continue reading Don’t like that book? Don’t read it. We’re all free to read. Free to not read. Free to grow.
How the PVTA are starting to decolonize the way we play
https://www.instagram.com/p/CpoAmZ5JM-v/ Last year, the PVTA (Pemberton Valley Trails Association) summarized its year : over 700 members, over 1600 volunteer hours, 16 trail building days, 160 participants and over 900 trail building hours, to support multi user trails in this little hamlet where we live. I appreciated seeing photos of board members out and about last … Continue reading How the PVTA are starting to decolonize the way we play
A word for you
Over on twitter, the Líl̓wat Nation are doing a beautiful job sharing news, events, updates and language. I deleted my personal twitter account after Elon took the reins and unleashed his particular brand of instability, but you can follow the Lil'wat account through our website, and our Wellness Almanac twitter account @WindsforChange, where we retweet … Continue reading A word for you
Open House for the Spel’kúmtn Community Forest March 30 6:30 at the Pemberton Community Centre
The Spel'kúmtn Community Forest, a forest tenure partnership between Líĺwat Nation and the Village of Pemberton supporting reconciliation, economic development and community-building, is now on instagram, at https://www.instagram.com/spelkumtncommunityforest/ which is how I discovered that they are hosting an Open House on March 30, and that the word for cottonwood is neq'wniq'waoz.
Registration is now open for next month’s free journalling for self-care workshop at the Pemberton + District Library, April 13
I don't think you *should* keep a journal to be a better person, or to unleash your inner novelist. I have simply found the tool, of a small book full of blank pages, to be a helpful resource, through challenging times. And I think it's beneficial for us to stock up on our toolkit... of … Continue reading Registration is now open for next month’s free journalling for self-care workshop at the Pemberton + District Library, April 13