Within the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa, there exists a vast amount of wildlife, flora and fauna. With resource extraction and development, our animals are on the move, their spirits are restless. With every development, every train car, every new road and bridge, there are positive and negative effects. While humanity thrives on growth and development, our natural world is suffering, being choked out and because we are all related, we also choking ourselves and the generations yet to come. The key to managing the pace of change is to hear the voices of the people and respect Mother Earth.
by Wayne Chan | May 3rd 11:55 am
My daily commute is like a small gear of mechanical time, of epicycles upon epicycles, where days turn to months and to years, and the seasons cycle through. The rhythms of time are constant, but the changes they bring are not.
by george ilsley | May 3rd 1:44 pm
The neighborhood of Broma in Vancouver (around Broadway and Main) used to have salmon streams and a temperate rainforest. Now it has hipsters.
by Brendan Harrison | Apr 12th 12:54 pm
When white supremacists moved into my neighbourhood, I was forced to reconsider what community meant to me.
by Monica Meneghetti | May 2nd 11:45 pm
Queer Banffites come in every stripe but, like other wildlife, most of us are well-camouflaged.
by Christin Geall | May 3rd 10:16 pm
In my neighborhood, houses float out to sea. They’re jacked up from their foundations, lifted onto trucks, and barged away.
by Troy Hunter | May 3rd 11:59 pm
The Ktunaxa First Nation were impacted by colonization and the culture was nearly wiped out by the residential school that was built at the St. Eugene Mission. With the efforts of the tribe, the building was restored into a resort and now there is a goal of restoring the culture and language but it will never be the same.
by Troy Hunter | May 3rd 11:24 pm
The indigenous peoples of the Columbia Kootenay area within British Columbia, known as the Ktunaxa are concerned about the pace of change. They are concerned about the environment and the wildlife. They want to protect the animals and their sacred areas and other places of importance. While recognizing growth and development is inevitable, they want to find a balance before its too late.