We are on the Territory of The Lil’wat People, the Ucwalmicw Tmicw, people of the land, who are one with the land. Saopalaz Lucille Joseph speaks a little about what that means.
Local teacher Tanina Williams made this video through her work at Spring Creek Community School, featuring her teacher, her mom, who is a knowledge keeper of plant medicine in Lil’wat Nation. Saopalaz talks about the importance of the plants in your local area.
In a recent video/podcast I listened to, people asked the indigenous author and botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer how non-indigenous people can develop relationships and honour the land where they are settled. Robin explained that she appreciates the question – the humility of acknowledging what we don’t know, and asking how to approach things – and suggested that the Honourable Harvest is a good place to begin.
You can watch the conversation at https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=234708851137347&ref=watch_permalink or listen via podcast.