Kalhkwa7acw! It is good to be back in this writing space. I want to share my experience from this weekend for anyone who is interested in learning about the Wet'suwet'en cause, and a bit about relation. Yesterday I marched in Vancouver in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en. Coastal GasLink pipeline and RCMP are under a number of … Continue reading In Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en
"Saturn is actually the biggest ruler breaker of all. This is because its rules do not attempt to serve power. Rather, it tries to define reality despite power." -Alice Sparkly Kat For some, it has been so challenging to find ourselves. Because there is no representation. It is hard to find role models who are … Continue reading A Saturation of Saturnian Characters
Lexlixatwa Nelson and Alvin Nelson talk about Ucwalmícwts in this CBC News video. This really warmed my heart. The work that the Nelson family does is amazing. I learned a lot from them and think back on my time there fondly, especially our discussions on language, and the song and story sharing. Kúkstumkacw to Maya … Continue reading Lil’wat Youth on Ucwalmícwts Revitalization
On November 9 the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is hosting a very special dinner. Below is a couple of excerpts from the SLCC blog and the link for the Facebook event, the blog post with a Q&A, and where to buy the tickets and more information. 23 Oct A Q&A with SLCC’s In-House Catering Department … Continue reading Spo7ez Table at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
I wrote this poem over the past couple of days. Reflecting on my thoughts and feelings being back home and my learnings over the past few years. I wasn't sure what to call it but then remembered the Lil'wat principles of learning, available through the link below. I thought the word Kat’íl’a fit perfectly, meaning … Continue reading Kat’íl’a – Seeking Quietness and Stillness in my Quest for Knowledge
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.
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
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
We've compiled a report of what's been happening on the Wellness Almanac from January - March - feel free to take a peek here: Wellness Almanac Q1 2018 We started the year with an acknowledgement to the original drafters of the Winds of Change’s healing vision, back in 2004, and a reminder that this is a … Continue reading These were the most read posts of the winter. Did you see them?
We have been re-sharing some of Tat7ush Peters' Question columns at the Wellness Almanac, with her permission. Last year, she explained the Naskan Uxwal walk, and to acknowledge the one year anniversary of that event, we repost that story today. “Naskan Uxwal” a “reclaiming our spirit” walk from the Kamloops Indian Residential School to … Continue reading On the one year anniversary of March 24-29 Naskan Uxwal walk, we revisit Tat7ush Peters’ article