#AboriginalBC
Hold your head up high. Remember who you are, where you come from, and if you’re lost — look up at the ancestors, as they’re always watching over us. Gilakas’la Snuneymuxw for welcoming us on your territory, sharing your history with us, and the spiritual healing while on Saysutshun. #thegreaterconnection
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Hold your head up high. Remember who you are, where you come from, and if you’re lost — look up at the ancestors, as they’re always watching over us. Gilakas’la Snuneymuxw for welcoming us on your territory, sharing your history with us, and the spiritual healing while on Saysutshun. #thegreaterconnection

Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park
Sncewips Heritage Museum’s Celebrating Artists Exhibit happening now until 7:00pm at the WFN Gymnasium, 1920 Quail Ln, Westbank. #heritageweek
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Sncewips Heritage Museum’s Celebrating Artists Exhibit happening now until 7:00pm at the WFN Gymnasium, 1920 Quail Ln, Westbank. #heritageweek

Do you like to explore artists' studios and galleries?⠀
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March 10/11 ⠀
North Shore ArtCrawl ⠀
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Unfortunately my address did not make it into the print edition.  But it is on my online profile. You have to use the Search & Filter in the yellow sidebar and search my name. ⠀
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Do you like to explore artists' studios and galleries?⠀ Mark your calendars!⠀ March 10/11 ⠀ North Shore ArtCrawl ⠀ 10-5 Sat/Sun⠀ and I'm doing a demonstration⠀ ⠀ Unfortunately my address did not make it into the print edition. But it is on my online profile. You have to use the "Search & Filter" in the yellow sidebar and search my name. ⠀ ⠀ Looking forward to seeing you this year! ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

Always love seeing these dinosaurs swim away into the abyss - What amazing fish they are! Thank you to our GRFA team guide Istvan for always doing an a amazing job and making our clients happy  .
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#biggameistheonlygame #catchnrelease #sturgeon #greatriverfishing #comefishwithus  #sharechilliwack #videooftheday #aboriginalbc #mnbc #islanderreels #maruto #batsonenterprises
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Always love seeing these dinosaurs swim away into the abyss - What amazing fish they are! Thank you to our GRFA team guide Istvan for always doing an a amazing job and making our clients happy . . . . . #biggameistheonlygame #catchnrelease #sturgeon #greatriverfishing #comefishwithus #sharechilliwack #videooftheday #aboriginalbc #mnbc #islanderreels #maruto #batsonenterprises

Chilliwack, British Columbia
#tbt to our 2012 exhibition, Coast Salish Masterworks!
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Balancing Feminine and Masculine Healing Rattle, Angela Marston / Red Cedar wood, Cedar bark, Rope, Acrylic paint
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This exhibition was about connecting the past to the present through extraordinary Coast Salish works in our collection.
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Visit our website to learn more. (Link in bio)
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#tbt to our 2012 exhibition, Coast Salish Masterworks! • • Balancing Feminine and Masculine Healing Rattle, Angela Marston / Red Cedar wood, Cedar bark, Rope, Acrylic paint • • This exhibition was about connecting the past to the present through extraordinary Coast Salish works in our collection. • • • Visit our website to learn more. (Link in bio)

Gastown
Networking and promoting #AboriginalBC at a @tourismvancouverisland event with my wonderful colleague @melanie.bingham.
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Networking and promoting #AboriginalBC at a @tourismvancouverisland event with my wonderful colleague @melanie.bingham.

The Eagles have been busy on the water in front of the gallery waiting patiently for the herring. This beautiful plaque, hand carved by Northwest Coast First Nation artist Alfred Crocker seemed fitting for the scenery that can be seen along the water right now.
#IHosGallery #IndigenousCanada #AboriginalBC #Eagle #Salmon #Feeding #Herring #Peace #Friendship #HandCarved #Cedar #CedarCarving #WoodCarving #FirstNation #AlfredCrocker
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The Eagles have been busy on the water in front of the gallery waiting patiently for the herring. This beautiful plaque, hand carved by Northwest Coast First Nation artist Alfred Crocker seemed fitting for the scenery that can be seen along the water right now. #ihosgallery #indigenouscanada #AboriginalBC #eagle #salmon #feeding #herring #peace #friendship #handcarved #cedar #cedarcarving #woodcarving #firstnation #alfredcrocker

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Want to learn how to say “wolf” in Tsleil-Waututh, a local First Nations language in BC? Watch this short video from our friends at @aboriginalbc. #aboriginalbc #exploreBC
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Share your thoughts, earn rewards! Go to bio link of @canadaopinions . . . Inspired by @hellobc Want to learn how to say “wolf” in Tsleil-Waututh, a local First Nations language in BC? Watch this short video from our friends at @aboriginalbc. #aboriginalbc #exploreBC

Yo! a̱x̱studa’s x̱a t̕a̱xa̱la is probably what my sister is thinking here, standing outside the gukw'dzi. 
Today is International Mother Language Day. As previously stated, I was fortunate to be raised by my father, grandparents, and elders. Naturally, Kwak̓wala, Diidiitidq, and Nuučaan̓uł were my first languages before English. Although I'm no longer fluent in either languages, I still have a grasp on them. Everyday I make an effort to learn new words/phrases, listen to recordings, listen/talk with loved ones, and speak my mother languages. What's your mother language(s)? Can you still speak your mother language(s)? #thegreaterconnection
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Yo! a̱x̱studa’s x̱a t̕a̱xa̱la is probably what my sister is thinking here, standing outside the gukw'dzi. Today is International Mother Language Day. As previously stated, I was fortunate to be raised by my father, grandparents, and elders. Naturally, Kwak̓wala, Diidiitidq, and Nuučaan̓uł were my first languages before English. Although I'm no longer fluent in either languages, I still have a grasp on them. Everyday I make an effort to learn new words/phrases, listen to recordings, listen/talk with loved ones, and speak my mother languages. What's your mother language(s)? Can you still speak your mother language(s)? #thegreaterconnection

Living in the Great Bear Rainforest most definitely has its perks. These photos are from last year's herring spawning. We are so lucky to be able to walk a few feet down to the beach and witness one of natures greatest events. Herring in the masses come here year after year to lay their eggs along the shores of Lax Kw'alaams. The waters become so thick with fish, you can barely see the bottom and then they are gone, and we are left with our shores covered in tiny eggs. This is when the real show begins. An event like this plays a vital part is sustaining our waters ecosystems 🦀🦅 . Stay tuned for this years grand event .
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Living in the Great Bear Rainforest most definitely has its perks. These photos are from last year's herring spawning. We are so lucky to be able to walk a few feet down to the beach and witness one of natures greatest events. Herring in the masses come here year after year to lay their eggs along the shores of Lax Kw'alaams. The waters become so thick with fish, you can barely see the bottom and then they are gone, and we are left with our shores covered in tiny eggs. This is when the real show begins. An event like this plays a vital part is sustaining our waters ecosystems 🦀🦅 . Stay tuned for this years grand event . #sharenorthernbc . . . . . . . . . #westmakesyouwilder #pnwcollective #wethriveoutdoors #tourismbc #sharethecoast #bcisbeautiful #mydestinationbc #hellobc #northernbc #explorebeyondtheusual #explorenorthernbc #womenwhoexplore #wildernessculture #wanderlust #roamtheplanet #greatbearrainforest #greatoutdoorgirls #thatpnwlife #beautifulbc #instascapes #spreadstoke #talltreescoldseas #aboriginalbc #ilovebc #socoastal #rei1440project #discoverbc #outdoorwomen

The prettiest waters... Taylor Arm #PortAlberni 
No filter. No saturation adjustment!

#tofino #yourtofino #explorecanada #explorevancouverisland #sharevi #explorebc #explorecanada #nature_captures #water_perfection #water_captures #freshairandfreedom #foundincanada #pnw #pnwcollective #landscape_captures #sharevi #sharecangeo #AboriginalBC
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The prettiest waters... Taylor Arm #portalberni No filter. No saturation adjustment! #tofino #yourtofino #explorecanada #explorevancouverisland #sharevi #explorebc #explorecanada #nature_captures #water_perfection #water_captures #freshairandfreedom #foundincanada #pnw #pnwcollective #landscape_captures #sharevi #sharecangeo #AboriginalBC

Want to learn how to say “wolf” in Tsleil-Waututh, a local First Nations language in BC? Watch this short video from our friends at @aboriginalbc. #aboriginalbc #exploreBC
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Want to learn how to say “wolf” in Tsleil-Waututh, a local First Nations language in BC? Watch this short video from our friends at @aboriginalbc. #aboriginalbc #exploreBC

British Columbia
Another beautiful weekend spent on the Vedder river. Ask us about our Steelhead raft adventures today and we can get you out fishing  
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#wintersteelhead #raftadventure #greatriverfishing #sharechilliwack #pictureoftheday #aboriginalbc #mnbc #islanderreels #maruto #batsonenterprises
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Another beautiful weekend spent on the Vedder river. Ask us about our Steelhead raft adventures today and we can get you out fishing . . . . . #wintersteelhead #raftadventure #greatriverfishing #sharechilliwack #pictureoftheday #aboriginalbc #mnbc #islanderreels #maruto #batsonenterprises

Chilliwack, British Columbia
The Sweet Marie coming into the First St. Dock!

#Ahousaht #ahousat #Tofino #yourtofino #explorecanada #explorevancouverisland #sharevi #water_perfection #water_captures #freshairandfreedom #foundincanada #pnw #pnwcollective #landscape_captures  #nature_perfection #nature_captures #sky #sky_captures #skyporn #sunset #clayoquotsound #KeltsmahtEnterprises #AboriginalBC
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The Sweet Marie coming into the First St. Dock! #Ahousaht #ahousat #Tofino #yourtofino #explorecanada #explorevancouverisland #sharevi #water_perfection #water_captures #freshairandfreedom #foundincanada #pnw #pnwcollective #landscape_captures #nature_perfection #nature_captures #sky #sky_captures #skyporn #sunset #clayoquotsound #KeltsmahtEnterprises #AboriginalBC

We are very pleased to announce that we have received an exceptional new mask. This Hunter of the Woods Mask is carved and painted by Bill Henderson from the Kwakwaka´wakw or Kwakiutl Nation. Bill Henderson is a very respected Northwest Coast Native Master Carver that is passing his experience and skill on to the next generation of carvers. His masks, totems, paddles and other carvings are collected all over the world.

The Hunter of the Woods mask represents a time when the Hunter was unable to find food for his village, and the villagers were starving. He spoke to Raven, and Raven helped the Hunter locate enough food to save the people of his village. 
#art #artist #artwork #artistsoninstagram #artforthehome #interiorart #interiordesign #woodworking #woodsculpture #woodcarving #hunter #raven #wood #britishcolumbia #northwestcoastart #westcoastart #nativeart #aboriginalart #kwakwakawakw #aboriginalbc #authenticindigenous
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We are very pleased to announce that we have received an exceptional new mask. This Hunter of the Woods Mask is carved and painted by Bill Henderson from the Kwakwaka´wakw or Kwakiutl Nation. Bill Henderson is a very respected Northwest Coast Native Master Carver that is passing his experience and skill on to the next generation of carvers. His masks, totems, paddles and other carvings are collected all over the world. The Hunter of the Woods mask represents a time when the Hunter was unable to find food for his village, and the villagers were starving. He spoke to Raven, and Raven helped the Hunter locate enough food to save the people of his village. #art  #artist  #artwork  #artistsoninstagram  #artforthehome  #interiorart  #interiordesign  #woodworking  #woodsculpture  #woodcarving #hunter #raven #wood #britishcolumbia  #northwestcoastart  #westcoastart  #nativeart  #aboriginalart #kwakwakawakw  #aboriginalbc #authenticindigenous

Spirits of the West Coast Native Art Gallery
Post operation
House cured Salmon ,cured in beetroot and citrus #wildsalmon #delish#AboriginalBC
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Post operation House cured Salmon ,cured in beetroot and citrus #wildsalmon #delish #AboriginalBC

Salmon n' Bannock Bistro
Fraser Canyon Winter Scene 1 of 9. Photographed on Hwy99 between Pavillion, BC and Fountain Valley, BC. ・・・・・・・・・・
Fountain is an unincorporated rural area and Indian Reserve community in the Fraser Canyon region of British Columbia, Canada, located at the ten-mile (16 km) mark from the town of Lillooet on BC Highway 99, which in that area is also on the route of the Old Cariboo Road and is located at the junction of that route with the old gold rush-era trail via Fountain Valley and the Fountain Lakes.
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#frasercanyon #oldcaribooroad #winterscene #fraserriver #statimcets #statimcetslanguage  #hwy99 #river #snow #OutdoorVancouver #roadtrip #roadtrip #getaway #aboriginalbc
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Fraser Canyon Winter Scene 1 of 9. Photographed on Hwy99 between Pavillion, BC and Fountain Valley, BC. ・・・・・・・・・・ Fountain is an unincorporated rural area and Indian Reserve community in the Fraser Canyon region of British Columbia, Canada, located at the ten-mile (16 km) mark from the town of Lillooet on BC Highway 99, which in that area is also on the route of the Old Cariboo Road and is located at the junction of that route with the old gold rush-era trail via Fountain Valley and the Fountain Lakes. ・・・・・・・・・・ #frasercanyon #oldcaribooroad #winterscene #fraserriver #statimcets #statimcetslanguage #hwy99 #river #snow #outdoorvancouver #roadtrip #roadtrip #getaway #aboriginalbc

Pavilion, British Columbia
Fraser Canyon Winter Scene 2 of 9. Photographed on Hwy99 between Pavillion, BC and Fountain Valley, BC. ・・・・・・・・・・
The name of the Fountain area in the St'at'imcets language is Cacli'p, also spelled Xaxli'p.
In gold rush times, today's Fountain was known as the Upper Fountain while the nearby Six Mile Rapids, just downstream at the confluence of the Fraser and Bridge Rivers, was known as the Lower Fountain, and the two together were known as The Fountains, although this term was usually used to refer to the Upper Fountain only and over time was shortened to the singular form used today; another variant La Fountain is fairly common in older sources. The term is a reference to the foaming rapids on the Fraser at these locations, particularly the Lower Fountain where at high water the Fraser gushes through narrow rock ledges, leading to the comparison to a fountain. In a few early maps, the Bridge River appears as Rivière du Font because of this (or as a fortuitous misspelling of Rivière du Pont, in reference to an old aboriginal pole-bridge across the river there).
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#frasercanyon #oldcaribooroad #winterscene #fraserriver #statimcets #statimcetslanguage #hwy99 #river #snow #OutdoorVancouver #roadtrip #getaway #mountainlife #sixmilerapids #aboriginalbc
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Fraser Canyon Winter Scene 2 of 9. Photographed on Hwy99 between Pavillion, BC and Fountain Valley, BC. ・・・・・・・・・・ The name of the Fountain area in the St'at'imcets language is Cacli'p, also spelled Xaxli'p. In gold rush times, today's Fountain was known as the Upper Fountain while the nearby Six Mile Rapids, just downstream at the confluence of the Fraser and Bridge Rivers, was known as the Lower Fountain, and the two together were known as "The Fountains", although this term was usually used to refer to the Upper Fountain only and over time was shortened to the singular form used today; another variant La Fountain is fairly common in older sources. The term is a reference to the foaming rapids on the Fraser at these locations, particularly the Lower Fountain where at high water the Fraser gushes through narrow rock ledges, leading to the comparison to a fountain. In a few early maps, the Bridge River appears as Rivière du Font because of this (or as a fortuitous misspelling of Rivière du Pont, in reference to an old aboriginal pole-bridge across the river there). ・・・・・・・・・・ #frasercanyon #oldcaribooroad #winterscene #fraserriver #statimcets #statimcetslanguage #hwy99 #river #snow #OutdoorVancouver #roadtrip #getaway #mountainlife #sixmilerapids #aboriginalbc

Pavilion, British Columbia
Fraser Canyon Winter Scene 3 of 9. Photographed on Hwy99 between Pavillion, BC and Fountain Valley, BC. ・・・・・・・・・・
Fountain lies at the southern apex of a double-horseshoe bend in the Fraser Canyon formed by the meeting of the Fraser and #Yalakom Faults. This fault convergence also created Fountain Ridge, which lies immediately above the community and forms a natural wall between it and the town of #Lillooet, which lies a few miles south of the northward bend just downstream from Fountain. Fountain Ridge forms the west flank of Fountain Valley while its east flank comprises the western lip of the plateau-like Clear Range; the flattish peak overlooking Fountain proper is Chipuin Mountain (round, a reference to its dome-like shape). . The Fraser Canyon in this area is a mix of sand and rock gorge flanked by benchland formed from ancient lake bottoms, with the benchlands hundreds of feet above the river. Fountain is partly located on one of these benchlands. The climate is quite dry, with summer temperatures reputedly hotter than nearby Lillooet which vies with neighbouring Lytton for the title of Canada's Hot Spot. Located at a higher elevation than Lillooet and exposed to the north and under the shadows of Fountain Ridge and the Clear Range, Fountain is considerably colder in winter. Natural vegetation in the area includes sagebrush and cactus verging into mixed coniferous forest (mostly pine at lower elevations).
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#frasercanyon #oldcaribooroad #winterscene #fraserriver #statimcets #statimcetslanguage  #hwy99 #river #snow #OutdoorVancouver #roadtrip #getaway #mountainlife #canadashotspot #lyttonbc #sagebrush #cactus #coniferousforest  #pinetrees #aboriginalbc
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Fraser Canyon Winter Scene 3 of 9. Photographed on Hwy99 between Pavillion, BC and Fountain Valley, BC. ・・・・・・・・・・ Fountain lies at the southern apex of a double-horseshoe bend in the Fraser Canyon formed by the meeting of the Fraser and #yalakom Faults. This fault convergence also created Fountain Ridge, which lies immediately above the community and forms a natural wall between it and the town of #lillooet , which lies a few miles south of the northward bend just downstream from Fountain. Fountain Ridge forms the west flank of Fountain Valley while its east flank comprises the western lip of the plateau-like Clear Range; the flattish peak overlooking Fountain proper is Chipuin Mountain ("round", a reference to its dome-like shape). . The Fraser Canyon in this area is a mix of sand and rock gorge flanked by benchland formed from ancient lake bottoms, with the benchlands hundreds of feet above the river. Fountain is partly located on one of these benchlands. The climate is quite dry, with summer temperatures reputedly hotter than nearby Lillooet which vies with neighbouring Lytton for the title of "Canada's Hot Spot". Located at a higher elevation than Lillooet and exposed to the north and under the shadows of Fountain Ridge and the Clear Range, Fountain is considerably colder in winter. Natural vegetation in the area includes sagebrush and cactus verging into mixed coniferous forest (mostly pine at lower elevations). ・・・・・・・・・・ #frasercanyon #oldcaribooroad #winterscene #fraserriver #statimcets #statimcetslanguage #hwy99 #river #snow #OutdoorVancouver #roadtrip #getaway #mountainlife #canadashotspot #lyttonbc #sagebrush #cactus #coniferousforest #pinetrees #aboriginalbc

Pavilion, British Columbia
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