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

Dogwood

Cornus nuttali-aka Pacific dogwood became the floral emblem for BC in 1956 but apparently the flowering tree was associated with this province long before that, as dogwood lapel pins were sold to raise money for supplies like wool blankets for soldiers during world war two. (S is for Spirit Bear: A British Columbia Alphabet By … Continue reading Dogwood

In its earliest name, Mt Currie means “slides on the mountain”

I recently revisited this photo, taken by Johnny Jones. I'd spent two days reading the Information note from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, about the updated potential for a big rockfall from Mt Currie. Johnny posted, "For 11 Thousand + years the Lil'wat Nation lived here in the Lil'wat7ul Valley and … Continue reading In its earliest name, Mt Currie means “slides on the mountain”

When the Lil’wat Land and Resources Department took over the instagram account

This is a guest post written by Harriet van Wart who leads the Land and Resources Department for the Lil'wat Nation, reflecting on the first ever team takeover for the Wellness Almanac. It was inspiring to meet the team and get a glimpse at the work they do. I was really excited when Lisa invited … Continue reading When the Lil’wat Land and Resources Department took over the instagram account