Múc and the Importance of Old Growth Forests

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

Fall Winds

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

The work is complete: Ashley Gelpcal Joseph’s entry doors for the Ts’zil Learning Centre

Thanks to Murphy Construction for documenting this process and allowing us to share it here. As friends commented, this work is a gift to future generations. To glimpse back at the earlier form of the doors, see the original sketch, and the work at the half-way point.   As Ashley Gélpcal Joseph completed his carvings on the … Continue reading The work is complete: Ashley Gelpcal Joseph’s entry doors for the Ts’zil Learning Centre

Stucum Wi: Wanosts’a7 Dr. Lorna Williams walks in wisdom, Part 2

My son heads off to kindergarten in September. Game-changer, friends say. You don’t get as much time as you think, say others. I can’t wait to learn to read, he says. What just happened to the past five years? I think. He will catch the school bus, from our driveway, through Mount Currie, to school. … Continue reading Stucum Wi: Wanosts’a7 Dr. Lorna Williams walks in wisdom, Part 2