Our first workshop hosted in the new space, sponsored by the Tofino Arts Council and the Pacific Rim Whale Festival . Due to a wonderful response from the community we will be hosting lino-printmaking workshops and more. Contact me marikaswan(at)hotmail.com for more info on upcoming dates and rates.
To properly acquire a wife, a groom must prove their tlupati, their spiritual strength, by taking the journey and passing the wife’s family’s tests.
The 2011 Paddle to Swinomish
The Pass It On Program is an opportunity for young women in the Tofino, Opitsaht, Esowista, Ucluelet and Hitacuu area to share their experiences, to support each other and to learn more about themselves through their friendships with each other.
Dear spirit, dear life, dear light, dear magic, dear friend, dear teacher, dear possibility, dear almost…. When I first heard your voice in my imagination, I saw the possibility of your many outcomes. I saw your many little faces, and your many little fists. I felt a longing for your creation stronger than any tide I have felt before.
Carriers of the Bright Banner of Resistance – Activists for Earth and Humanity by Tsimka Martin. Photos from the 2010 Canoe Journeys from my Tla-o-qui-aht Territory to Neah Bay
photos of our first trip by Nicole Gervais
we are muses
wrapped around each other
like two dogs sleeping in the cold
with our heads between each other’s legs
not out of lust
it was the warmest place
our noses led us
I sit alone in my sacred way
dreaming of the many different roads
i could have taken
i see only the few gifts i have
and the need to share them