He's speaking about the treatment of the people who have long occupied this coast, the Nuu-Chah-Nulth
, a group famous for its dugout canoes and totem poles.
Two days previous, School District 70 district principal Stacey Manson sent home a notice that students were invited to participate in a traditional Nuu-chah-nulth
cleansing ceremony, and directed any inquiries to an SD 70 staff member.
In the midst of a 2014 international gathering titled Indigenous Communities in Canada: The Complex Dance of self-determination and strategic alliance from outside, Nuu-chah-nulth
elder Dr Simon Lucas said to me, "I need to know you better if we are to be partners.
"From the Forest to the Sea" features more than 100 full color reproductions of Carr's work, including some of her most renowned paintings, in dialogue with dozens of indigenous artifacts from the Pacific Northwest: historic masks, baskets, and ceremonial objects by Haida, Kwakwaka'wakw, Nuu-chah-nulth
, Salish, Tlingit, and Tsimshian makers.
You can witness this in the many strong Indigenous cultures: in the Lakota Oyate's "the Heart of Everything That Is" (Black Hills), among the Winnemem Wintu ("Middle Water People") of Mount Shasta, in the Anishinaabeg Akiiing of the Great Lakes, and among the Nuu-Chah-Nulth
in their Tla-o-qui-aht temperate rainforest.
At the core of the London dealer's Kunstkammern are rare and striking tribal pieces, such as this 18th-century Nuu-Chah-Nulth
chief's whalebone sword club.
The word 'Wickaninnish' comes from the Tla-o-qui-aht people of Clayoquot Sound in the Nuu-chah-nulth
(Nootka) language, Wickinninish means 'having no one in front of him the canoe.
During his third great voyage to the Pacific, Cook made a rare visit to the west coast of Canada and visited Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, where he found the native Mowachat people of the Nuu-chah-nulth
tribe friendly and eager to trade.
One practice that came out of the controversial case of the sampling of 883 Nuu-chah-nulth
people in Canada by Richard Ward (which Ward eventually parlayed into a prestigious Oxford University position) is called 'DNA on loan' in which Indigenous peoples retain ownership over the samples and control the use of any research findings (Arbour and Cook 2006).
T'Sou-ke shares art, culture, and territory with the Coast Salish and Nuu-chah-nulth
Atleo, a hereditary Nuu-chah-nulth
chief and research liaison at the U.