Playing in the forest. This is my wolf pose. I work in the forest for a living but when ever I have an afternoon or morning off, it's likely I will go to the forest to hike, play and take in the medicine of the land.
My grand-mother Sarah Jane was born in 1909. I carry her ancestral name Xets'emits'a
and translates "To always be there". In this picture she's holding Indian Hellibore, a very potent medicine.
My great grandmother Molly's ?an was born in the late 1800's. She was a master basket weaver and her life inspires me to be all that I can be for my family and community.
Talaysay Apparel - Love the Land.
We like the earth colours, the tans, greens, browns and blues but there is a part of us that has days when we just want to be loud and proud with our vibrant colours. Rock the Colour!
The sunsets in Vancouver are divine. Photo of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Welcome Pole
in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Vancouver
photo by Candace Campo
Our people are water people. We travel the Northwest Coast via ocean kayak and canoe. This is our way of life and the oceans are our highways.
With the changes of season there are an array of colours. Owner/Operator Candace Campo has over 12,000 photos of Stanley Park from the many years spent guiding in the park. It never gets old.
A renowned artist, carver, painter, Charlie James, Kwakwaka'wakw member, carved this house post. He's descendants are also highly skilled carvers and are known throughout Canada and the world.
Up in Cypress Mountain in the forest among the mighty Mountain Hemlock.
Sharing Talking Totems Tours on Indigenous Art and Culture is truly a joy.
Candace Campo - Owner - Leader Guide - Teacher
Photo Cred: Thank you to Bianca Bujan for this photo you have shared with us.
The Harvest Lilly is a rare and unique Indigenous flower