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Nawalakw Youth Documentary

Last week we celebrated our youth! We had students from Carleton University join us in presenting the documentary they created in collaboration with our Nawalakw youth to the community. Jessica Mountain, Giselle Alfred, Brennan Sawyer, and Lucy Whonnock worked...

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Expect the Unexpected

“Expect the unexpected. Hope for the best, and plan for the worst.” My dad said these words to me often, amongst many other weird dad-isms forever burned in my memory. And as I grow older, I’ll sheepishly admit that maybe there was a lot of wisdom in those words....

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“I believe that healing for First Nations youth begins with the resurrection of our language, and pride in our cultural heritage.”

K’odi Nelson

“Our rivers were never meant to be alone. We recognize the role of our land as teacher and healer, guided by our ancestors and our elders.”

Chief Dr. Robert Joseph

“It’s not too late to ensure stewardship of our land, and it’s not too late to resurrect our culture, and create opportunities for our people.”

K’odi Nelson

The concept of the central design of the Nawalakw brand is the sun’s core with four circles representing the Musǥa̱makw Dzawada̱ʼenux̱w, the Four Tribes of Kingcome Inlet. The four stylized circles are inspired by an ancient tattoo design symbolizing the face of the sun. The rising sun is the Creator’s promise of another day and a chance for a new beginning, if we choose to take it.


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