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Stop the hunting of Wolves!
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 of the herd’s decline, as well as whether or not the small number of remaining animals are capable of recovering in the wild. Voices of reason say they can not. Click on the image above for more information. Please consider signing the petition at pacificwild.org
Tag Archives: First Nations
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
My new book The Haunting of Vancouver Island is now available. Many of these stories are told in full, complete with images.
The following is a short Nuu-Chah-Nulth legend from the 1895 German book ‘Indian Myths and Legends from the North Pacific Coast of America’ by Franz Boas ~ Dietrich Bertz translation. What fascinated me the most about the Girl and the … Continue reading
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