Category Archives: First Nations

First Nations belief, folklore, and legend, predominantly Vancouver Island

The Haunting of Chesterman Beach

Chesterman Beach is a beautiful close-to-Tofino location everyone likes to surf and visit… While I was researching The Haunting of Vancouver Island I was told by a local woman she believed the beach was haunted. I included her comments in the … Continue reading

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My First Transmountain Pipeline Protest

On May 31st I went to Victoria to photograph–and participate in–a Transmountain Pipeline protest. I overheard a reporter saying there were 700 people. At its peak, there could have been 1000. The protest was in response to the controversial purchase/bailout of the Kinder … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice: Coles Tillicum & Westshore Book Signings

I will be signing books at Coles Westshore in Langford and Coles Tillicum in Victoria on December 21st. This is the Winter Solstice, of course, and I can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing on this date than talking about … Continue reading

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Cowichan Elder Della Rice Sylvester’s Medicinal Plants Workshop

This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend a Plant Medicine Workshop taught by Cowichan Elder Della Rice Sylvester. It was held in the Skutz Falls area near Cowichan Lake and hosted and organized by Rebecca Christofferson. Auntie Della (as … Continue reading

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The Ghost Story Guys Interview: The Haunting of Vancouver Island, with Shanon Sinn

Hey Everyone, The Ghost Story Guys uploaded their interview featuring me today! Here are the links if you want to check it out.

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