Green Burial, Brandy and Cheese Curds

On a summer journey home in July to officiate a family wedding near where I was born in Ontario, I spent a day with my Aunt Beryl at her request. At 84, Aunt Beryl wanted to visit the Cemetery where she had pre-purchased a plot many years earlier, in hopes of...

A Plea from Our Resident Orcas

Video: Raincoast Conservation Foundation Dear Humans We are the matriarchs of the orcas, the mothers and the grandmothers of the pods who you call L, J and K, we protect the oceans and our soundings echo throughout the Salish Sea. We are putting out a fierce call to...

A Modernized Version of Addiction and Trauma

by Bill Israel Here are the highlights of an article originally published in The Out of Bounds Magazine Vol 35, No. 2, a quarterly publication at William Head Institution. A publication for and by inmates. The “aim” of the publication is “…to provide an artistic,...

Following the Good River: An Update

AN UPDATE Following the Good River:  The Life and Times of Cecil Paul      As told by Briony Penn with Cecil Paul (Coming out April 2019) This spring Cecil and I travelled up to Kispiox with Cecelia Reekie, his daughter, to visit Roy Henry Vickers. The meeting was a...

Part 2: No Fuss, No Funeral, No Service

PART 2 No fuss, No funeral, No Service  by Penny Allport |  Life Cycle Celebrant No Fuss, No Funeral, No Service (please see previous newsletter for Part 1) Penny Allport Grief is a somatic experience, meaning our bodies, neurologically and physically are attuned to...