An Indigenous person during the last Royal Canadian Mounted Police invasion on Wet'suwet'en land. She bravely and calmly ask the RCMP "Do you love Native People? Does the Canadian government love us? Do the police departments love us? Tell me do you love us? Do you love us?," as they climb over gate and with … Continue reading Do you love us?
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
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
Our Lil'wat ancestors spent so much time by this river. I'm not sure what we call it in Ucwalmicwts. I know that we often lived near the rivers though as it was our main source of food: Salmon! Many berries like to grow by the river and trails too, and mushrooms like damp places. I … Continue reading River People
Event by Stewardship Pemberton Society and Pemberton and District Public Library: Join us for a special presentation on wildlife in Pemberton on Friday November 15th at 7pm. Interested in wildlife? Join us for a special presentation by the Stewardship Pemberton Society. This talk will showcase a few of our special species in the region including … Continue reading Wildlife of Pemberton
I went out mushrooming today. Learned from my brother's dad Ross about looking for pine mushrooms. Once we got close to his spot, he showed me how you pick up some dirt and stuff, rub it in your hands and breath it in. It gets rid of anything else you might smell, without realizing it … Continue reading Learning from the Land
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