Indigenous Knowledge

Like other indigenous First Nation communities throughout Canada, the Tla-o-qui-aht people are survivors. Over a century of cultural genocide, Christianisation, forced assimilation, land alienation and re-settlement reduced their numbers tenfold and pushed them to the brink of extinction. But despite environmental, social and cultural upheavals, the Tla-o-qui-aht are finding creative holistic solutions and restoring their...

When I first arrived in Yap, an island in the western Pacific Ocean set between Palau and Guam, I thought I knew what to expect: The natural beauty…check. The friendly people…check The blanket of humidity that envelops you the moment you step outside…double check. However, it was very clear from my first day on the...