Snowline creeping down Ts’zil is our barometer of the changing seasons. Photo by Mhairi Marcella

Mhairi Marcella took this shot on October 2 as proof that fall might have gone AWOL and let winter play substitute. If this image strikes you as much as it strikes me, you'll be happy to hear that Mhairi has agreed to take up our invitation to guestagram for us for the week starting 7 … Continue reading Snowline creeping down Ts’zil is our barometer of the changing seasons. Photo by Mhairi Marcella

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”

What evidence of Lil’wat’s deep history in this territory means to me

I love Johnny Jones' facebook page for inspiration. His work takes him all over Lil'wat territory, and when he posts things like the photo above, with the spare caption: "medicine man with pipe and the lightning for his power, as the people do the bear dance above him", some little section of my brain lights … Continue reading What evidence of Lil’wat’s deep history in this territory means to me

Breaking News: Carbon dating establishes Lil’wat settlement to be 5500 years old

I read two incredible longform articles this year that both referenced the renewed appreciation scientists have for the oral stories for First Nations - the way those long-ago stories are checking out in the geological record, providing clues and adding evidence to theories about massive events that we don't have computer records of. Check them … Continue reading Breaking News: Carbon dating establishes Lil’wat settlement to be 5500 years old

Walking the Territory with Johnny Jones: Lil’wat Hunting Blind

  Well, there's snow up in the hills now, but hunting season is still fresh in the memories of those who attempt a self-sufficient lifestyle. Johnny Jones, Lil’wat Cultural Technician, shared this photo one of 5 hunting blinds up by below Goat Mountain and Tenquille Mountain. It is a old time hunting ground of the … Continue reading Walking the Territory with Johnny Jones: Lil’wat Hunting Blind