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A Cultural Resurgence

Nisqually Canoe Journey, held near Olympia last week, represented 27 years of the revitalized Coast Salish practice of traveling the “saltwater highway” to sing, dance, feast and renew friendships between tribes in Washington and British Columbia. 31 more words

Action Week

I returned to Vancouver and had a couple of action days. First, participated as an ally at an Imperial Metals Protest. This action was led by the Secwepemc Warrior Sisters– four women defending their unceded territory and their source of livelihood, salmon, from the dangers of mining. 391 more words

Immigration

Harvesting Red Cedar Bark

Robert pulling a strip of cedar bark.

Every year come February and the pretty little crocus flowers bloom anticipation flows through me. For the crocus signal that spring is on it’s way. 359 more words

Art

Coast Salish Art

Musqueam uses a style of art called Salish. Salish has ancient figures, textile, basketry, and totem poles. It is a style developed from a pan-coastal style of carving in the Pacific Northwest dating back to at least 5,ooo years. 312 more words

Join the Reconciliation Movement - Voices of Elders at Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Fri April 22 2016 at 8pm

Kwi Awt Stelmexw and the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, with support from the City of Vancouver, invite you to an intergenerational dialogue on reconciliation. VOICES OF ELDERS connects with younger generations to explore what reconciliation means for youth, our city and the planet, on this 46th Annual Earth Day. 1,146 more words

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Land of Luxury - Salt Spring Island, BC

Today you are getting a sneak peak into my trip to the ever-so-lovely and trendy Salt Spring Island. Originally claimed as Coast Salish territory,  it was a bit odd and unsettling to hear some of the trails we walked on were “owned” by others. 412 more words

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