Purdy, Al

Haig-Brown meets Al Purdy


“I want to catch some kind of Haig-Brown essence with the halo slightly askew.” — Al Purdy. FULL STORY

Photo 1 Elsie Paul

Elsie Paul is a treasure trove of stories about her Sliammon First Nation's past.

Tales from a rich culture

“The ocean was their fridge. You know, you want fresh fish, you’re going to go out there and get a fresh fish. You want clams, you’re going to go down the beach and dig clams.”

Elsie Paul links the free-roaming hunting & gathering lifestyle that her ancestors knew to her cell-phone toting grandchildren – the very ones who will benefit from a treaty, ratified in 2012, that returns some of their traditional territory to them. FULL STORY


Elizabeth the First

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May believes Canada under the leadership of Stephen Harper has been suffering from an identity… FULL STORY

Olsen, Sylvia different res

Knit picking

Here Sylvia Olsen recalls the origins of her latest book,  Knitting Stories (Sono Nis).

Brown, Adrienne View From the Beach by JMW 1964

And the beats go on

An art EXHIBITION in conjunction with The Life and Art of Harry and Jessie Webb (Mother Tongue $34.95) will open… FULL STORY

Osborn, Bud blueshirt2

Honouring Bud Osborn

The commemorative video features an original soundtrack by Bud Osborn, David Lester and Wendy Atkinson.  It is the first of… FULL STORY

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