Among the traditional dancers were a few of the upcoming generation. I found the kids to be exceedingly cute, and since I had so many photos of the event I decided to separate them out for their own post. AdvertisementsRead more "Hai’da Dancers Part III: The Littlest Indians"
The Gw’ana’kw family partnered with another indigenous group that has been running canoe trips like this since 1995 in Canada. In the spirit of healing, the group paddled out of Blaine just before sundown and followed the salmon up Dakota Creek. This presents an interesting situation: the last time Hai’da canoed up Dakota Creek was […]Read more "Hai’da Tribal Dancers Part II"
This summer marked the 2nd G’wana’kw Family canoe trip to Blaine and Semiahmoo. The G’wana’ka family was joined by families from four indigenous tribes, including members from Hai’da and Tlignit bands. The festival is held in the spirit of peace and healing ancient grievances. The families perform traditional dances and songs, host a potlatch, and […]Read more "Hai’da Tribal Dancers"
Before this blog became primarily focused on my photography, it was a collection point for various travels and explorations. Many recent travels have been focused on photography, but I have a few projects other projects too. One such project has been tracking down local indigenous history. Last year I took the family to Lummi Island […]Read more "The Hunt for ‘She Who Watches’"
Berthesan Park hosts a steam engine enthusiasts’ club. The club hosts steam tractor demos and competitions in May and June each year. I love old steam machinery of all kinds. There’s something about old massive iron engines and wheels that are both archaic and intimidating. There wasn’t a lot of open displays this time of […]Read more "Berthesan Park: Steam Machines and Things."
Berthesan Park is on the western side of Lynden, Washington. The farm dates to the mid-1800s. Lynden remains a dairy farming community to this day, but the Berthesan farmstead is now a wonderful city park. I wasn’t sure what I’d find on a very wet winter walk, but I think these photos turned out well.Read more "Berthesan Park: Farm Snapshots."
Whatcom Falls Park is perhaps one of the best city parks north of Seattle. The park follows Whatcom Creek as it leaves Lake Whatcom, the local watershed for Bellingham. The creek flows through several small falls on its way to the bay. Park trails follow an old rail bed that once was used to transport […]Read more "Old Whatcom Trestle"