Having driven for 3 days, through mountain passes and prismatic autumn forests, sleeping in the beloved adventure van, and then boarding the Northern Expedition for a 7 hour cruise across the Hecate Strait, I’ve finally arrived in the place that has dominated my consciousness for the last year and a half. Anyone who knows me … More A Long-Awaited Return to Haida Gwaii
I thought I’d try something a little different, on this gorgeous Albertan spring-time afternoon! So here we go – a review of the electronic/techno/future bass artist LongWalkShortDock‘s latest album, Squashing Machine. Now, it’s not often that you come across an electronic album that invites unexpected empathy with a spazstic capacity to get you punching … More MUSIC REVIEW! LongWalkShortDock: The Righteously Angsty Electronic Music To Which You’ve Always Wanted To Rage
As I hope you’ve all heard by now – and just a few days after Canada Water Week – in 2012, the Harper government removed substantial protections on our bodies of water. This issue has come up again in the past month, as companies like Nestlé and those operating in the Albertan oil Sands challenge the … More The End of Canada.
This post is from late February, earlier this year. I didn’t post it in time, and have been sitting on it ever since. * * * SGang Gwaay (Red Cod Village) is one of the most remote places in the world. A UNESCO heritage site, it lies … More A Trip in SGang Gwaay
I can’t believe it. I cannot believe it’s already been nine weeks of van-livin’, Canada-tourin’, music-festival-dancin’, new-friend-makin’ and general summer-travelin’-shenanigan-havin’! Though my head feels heavy with the idea of returning home to routine, my mind, heart and spirit are filled with the emanating vibrancy of life. I’ve met wonderful souls, seen some mind-blowingly beautiful places, … More And Summer Winds on Down the Road
Look at this beautiful place. And, now, look at this one. We’ve made mistakes in the past. Let’s not make the same ones again. Canadian’s demands are pretty clear, it’s time to stand up for what’s right – and what’s wrong. Ottawa should have no say in what happens on our coasts, and furthermore should not … More Help Stop the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline – Resources & Information
Yesterday was a magnificent morning. That is really saying something, especially for those of you who may be sadly familiar with my lack of fondness for consciousness before 10am. Anyways, Francois called me at about 8:30, on his way to the university (to study for the last exam of his undergraduate degree!). Still sound asleep … More Whales!
These damn Indians don’t pay taxes, they keep taking all of our money and land, and they still moan that they have nothing. I don’t see what they get to complain about. They lost the war, and it’s about time they learn to adapt. * * * I am … More A White Girl’s Understanding of ‘Aboriginal Affairs’
For our HGSE class, we were asked to individually answer a question with a photo and a short presentation. My HGSE cohorts each answered key questions about themselves and their experiences on Haida Gwaii, while sharing something really meaningful with all of us. It was amazing, to celebrate understanding and give a beautiful insight to everyone. … More PhotoVoice
Wise words in an unsuspecting place.