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
When the Question announced that January 23 2018 would be its final issue, I lamented all the local voices I'd no longer have the chance to hear. I asked Tat7ush if she would continue to share her insights with us, and we agreed that a good place to start would be to reproduce some of her … Continue reading Reconnecting with Lil’wat columnist, Tat7ush (Theresa Peters)
Signal Hill has one of the highest ratios of aboriginal students in the province - 40% of the elementary age kids come from a First Nations background. That means, two out of every five kids in the school come from a culture for whom school is not a safe place – not a refuge … Continue reading The bravest day of the year
"Don't be angry with the rain, it simply does not know how to fall upwards."~ Vladimir Nabokov
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
Johnny Jones has shared a host of stories with us on the Wellness Almanac, so this Tea & Talk on Thursday at the Lands & Resources Office looks well worth stopping in for.
Look for the berries in July. You can make them into jam. And the thimbleberry leaf makes a good toilet paper substitute when you’re out in the woods!
Students from Xit’olacw Community School and Pemberton Secondary School participated in a day long workshop on November 21, utilizing the games and exercises of Theatre for Living to explore what reconciliation means. Me personally? Stage-shy. So I can't think of anything more vulnerable than playing improv theatre games. Doing that on highly-charged topics like reconciliation - wow. Hats off to … Continue reading Reconciliation in stop motion
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