Carving a Niche (AUDIO)

Carving a Niche (AUDIO)

Under a timber-frame structure overlooking Hagwilget Canyon in Hazelton, British Columbia, master carver Ron Austin works alongside fellow community members Robert Austin, Jason Austin and Francis

Hooqwa: My Favourite Witsuwit’en Word

Hooqwa: My Favourite Witsuwit’en Word

By Christine Bruce If you Google “headstone pull,” there are no results. Apparently, Google hasn’t met the Witsuwit’en, for whom a headstone pull has been an essential element of life for thousands of years. When a family member dies, Witsuwit’en relatives grieve for...
Decolonizing BC’s Roadside History

Decolonizing BC’s Roadside History

By Joanne Hammond In September 2016, a sign was unveiled just up the street from my home in Kamloops. It’s the kind of familiar sign that dots Canada’s highways, meant for motorists to pull over, learn a thing or two about local history, and move on with new...
Chief Na’Moks Reports to the UN

Chief Na’Moks Reports to the UN

John Ridsdale, Witsuwit’en Hereditary Chief Na’Moks, never had a strong desire to leave Canada. But in 2016, he got his passport and travelled to New York City.

Wade Davis Challenges your Worldview

Wade Davis Challenges your Worldview

When it comes to worldviews, there is perhaps no better perspective than that of Wade Davis, a pioneer in the world of anthropology, not to mention an ethnobotanist