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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: Nuu-chah-nulth
I wanted to share a few photos I took today during Tofino’s Climate Strike. For those of you who don’t know, Tofino is located on Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations territory on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It’s where my retro … Continue reading
An increase in tanker traffic could be the death of the Coast Salish people, not an oil spill. A review of the Coast Salish and Nuu-chah-nulth testimony presented to the National Energy Board of Canada.
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
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