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The BC government has announced its intention to kill over 180 wolves in a last-ditch effort to protect endangered caribou herds. The move has been called scientifically unsound as it fails to consider the real causes for the herd's decline, as well as wether or not the small numbers of remaining animals are capable of recovering in the wild. Voices of reason say that they can not.
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Tag Archives: Death
Artist and Chief James Swan: on funerary rites, putting spirits to rest and the thunderbird (Part 3/3)
(Safe Journey. James UuKwaqum Swan*) James, you were talking about letting the spirit of a person go after they’ve died by practicing what you called “dealing with things the right way…” In our culture, we have a song called the … Continue reading
(Take Back Our Children mural detail. James UuKwaqum Swan) James, do the Nuu-chah-nulth people believe in wandering spirits, or are there First Nations ghosts? Whether I believe in it or not, there are ghosts. In our culture ghosts are stuck. They … Continue reading
The Banshee’s arguably the most famous ghost of them all, and probably the least understood. “When the Banshee calls she sings the spirit home. In some houses still a soft low music is heard at death.” – George Henderson 1911 … Continue reading
The Owl, as it’s found within Celtic lore, is a creature of the shadows and the Otherworld. Truthfully, the bird’s rarely even mentioned in myth, legend, or folklore at all. When the Owl does appear, however, it’s usually spoken of … Continue reading
“The Raven is equally a bird of omen, Raven-knowledge, or wisdom being proverbial” – George Henderson. (Survival in Belief Amongst Celts. 1911) Many Celtic Fairytales contain remnants of the old stories of Gods and Goddesses [part I]. In Donald Mackenzie’s 1917 Wonder … Continue reading