I've been thinking about the forests a lot lately. Since attending the opening ceremony for the "We Carry Our Ancestors" exhibit and hearing St'at'imc knowledge and experience from Dr. Lorna Williams. Then spending some quiet time at the exhibit, singing along to the berry picking song playing from a video. Hearing the words of Lorna, … Continue reading Múc and the Importance of Old Growth Forests
I'm so grateful to have been mentored by such amazing smart, caring women. I will carry your teachings and love in my heart and I will do my best to remember that I am stronger because of it, Kúkstumkacw! Apologies for the short and late post. It was a long and wonderful day.
Autumn in October is my favourite time of the year. When the leaves start to change colour, the way they fall off their branches in groups when there's a slight breeze. Everything has this magical, earthy, colourful feel too it. There's a calmness in the air as many plant life, and wildlife is getting ready … Continue reading Happy Spooktober!
Check out his upcoming event! Information below provided on the faebook event, link at the bottom: A celebration to mark the completion of the Downtown Enhancement Project The Village would like to thank our incredible and generous partners: ISL Engineering, Hazelwood Construction, Event Rental Works, Pemberton & District Chamber of Commerce, Scotiabank, Kufuka Fitness https://www.facebook.com/events/1567802910052693/?ti=cl
Thanksgiving is a bit of a touchy subject for Indigenous people, and for good reason. Personally, I don't want to get into that subject online and I feel I still have some learning to do. However, I believe this time of year is one for celebration of the harvest. At least that's how I sometimes … Continue reading Celebrating the Harvest and Prayers for the Harvests to Come
Today was my first time digging for cedar roots or ákwal̓micw. First you give an offering if you have any, then say to the tree that you are only going to take what you need, and thank you tree and thank you Creator. Ross lent me antlers to use for digging the old way. I … Continue reading Ákwal̓micw – Cedar root
I made it home safe and sound last night. Getting into Pemberton I enjoyed the sight of Ts'zil (Mt. Currie) and its beautiful sharpness silhouetted by the moonlight. Later I fell asleep with the almost-full moon shining through my window and the rez dogs barking in the distance, protecting their owners homes from bears and … Continue reading Fall Winds