Red dress. Hanging from branchesof bare bonetrees in the month of May. Red dress. Visually, giving voiceto thosewho've been silenced. Red dress. Hauntingly beautifulas thelife you represent. May 5 is the National Day of Awareness and Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Gender diverse people. Kúkwstum̓ckacw / Thank you for reading.
You know that saying "planting seeds for long term change"?I came across that today and found it quite comforting. I came across a hilarious meme about people getting excited about watching their seeds germinate. I have been getting so ridiculously excited about seeing my plant babies getting bigger and bigger! I say silly things like … Continue reading Planting seeds for long term change
the creek was calling me todayancestors calling me but just to say hey"im happy to see you here on the land""i love you gramma""i love you granpa""i love you aunty"whenever i sing Wind in the Meadowyou answeri sing my favourite healing songs:"anxious thoughts: i go for a walk to keep from going crazy"crunch crunch crunchi … Continue reading The creek was calling me today
Kol̲i7úsa i Sqw̓élapa (6th moon) Hello, Amanda Rose here. I will be doing some posts this week focusing on being sensitive to the energies we have been having. Although I will be focusing on the positive I want to acknowledge that this is a strange and difficult time.This photo was taken from my window during … Continue reading Kol̲i7úsa i Sqw̓élapa (6th moon)
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
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
I found out about four or five years ago that I have hypothyroidism, meaning that I have an under active thyroid. Which isn't really a serious condition, but it does impact my daily life. I was on Synthroid for a while but I haven't been on it in a long time and I seemed to … Continue reading Revitalization of Plant Medicines and Foods