How might we influence change? Face to face versus angry Facebook comments

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cda7wlLrCK0/ So, Mike Douglas went to Ottawa. The "Godfather of Freeskiing" has recently been leveraging his influence in the snow-obsessed world, co-founding Protect Our Winters chapter, and advocating for climate change to be taken seriously. Recently, POW Canada went to Ottawa on their first big federal advocacy mission, and I appreciated reading Mike's take-aways... Sometimes … Continue reading How might we influence change? Face to face versus angry Facebook comments

Start with gratitude – a week of surfacing inspiration from wise people

I am feeling the divisiveness and fragmentation of the world in a big way right now, like, my centre isn't centred enough to stay steady and consider all the possibilities... So, I thought to offer some pieces of inspiration over the next few days, that might stitch together to form a kind of wisdom quilt. … Continue reading Start with gratitude – a week of surfacing inspiration from wise people

Dr Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams opens the Decade for Indigenous Languages

The Canadian Launch of the United Nations Decade of Indigenous Languages was a collaborative event hosted by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Canadian Commission for UNESCO, and the Canada Council for the Arts, that was held on April 22 2022. Indigenous peoples and their languages, having evolved through conversations with the land over millennia, are … Continue reading Dr Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams opens the Decade for Indigenous Languages

IN THE LOW

The highs, the lows & all the way arounds. Riding so highshe canbarely see the ground. To the too highs, too lows & too many times around. Hiding in the lowshe'sno where to be found. Kúkwstum̓ckacw / Thank you for reading.

Indigenous entrepreneurs and creatives invited to pitch ideas to access cash prizes, tools and resources. 1 min pitch due June 21

The Pow Wow Pitch, North America’s premier pitch competition and non-profit organization supporting emerging Indigenous entrepreneurs, is now accepting applications. Founded by Sunshine Tenasco, from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Pow Wow Pitch was created out of the belief that entrepreneurship is the path to self-sufficiency. "Entrepreneurship is a big part of Indigenous heritage. We used to … Continue reading Indigenous entrepreneurs and creatives invited to pitch ideas to access cash prizes, tools and resources. 1 min pitch due June 21

Seen and Heard: Yellow Headed Blackbird

A pair of yellow headed blackbirds have been serving as an alarm clock for Linda Welsh, up the Meadows. Thanks to Linda for posting the photo. According to https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/yellow-headed-blackbird, where I borrowed this striking close up photo, "The male Yellow-headed Blackbird is impressive to see, but not to hear: it may have the worst song … Continue reading Seen and Heard: Yellow Headed Blackbird

Climate for Change retreat invites planet-lovers to in-person conference, June 26-30

Climate for Change is being held in-person on Cortes Island, BC, from June 26-30, 2022. Anyone who is advancing bold climate action and defending land, water, and air, is invited to consider this opportunity. Climate for Change is a five-day re-energizing retreat and strategy space that will bring together a diverse group of Indigenous, grassroots, … Continue reading Climate for Change retreat invites planet-lovers to in-person conference, June 26-30

Women’s Wellness Retreat hosted by Copper Cayuse Outfitters, June 17-19

Evelyn Coggins, a frequent contributor and longtime supporter of the Wellness Almanac, has never been into my crawl space, so she couldn't actually know about the piles of journals that have accumulated over the past 20 years, and whose amassing has taking on a new kind of urgency through the pandemic, where the pages became … Continue reading Women’s Wellness Retreat hosted by Copper Cayuse Outfitters, June 17-19