Deepen your connection with BC’s nature by listening to three Indigenous leaders describe their unique relationships to the land and sea.

Water is essential to everyone's survival, and to Francine Douglas Shoyshqwelwet, it's a sacred element of her entire life philosophy. Journey with Francine to the valley her ancestors in the Stó:lō (Sts’ailes) and Ts'msyen (Metlakatla) First Nations watched over for thousands of years, home to BC's largest river system.

What does wind teach us? Chief Frank Antoine of the Bonaparte First Nation shares what he’s learned by listening to the wind in the mountains of Central BC.

Travel to the Great Bear Rainforest with K’odi Nelson of the Kwakwakaʼwakw Nation and see how everything around us is connected.

Modern day British Columbia is the meeting of hundreds of diverse cultures and languages. This has been the story of these territories for thousands of years.

First Nations maintained intricate relationships with one another through family ties, culture, language, and trade. The Chinook Jargon Language was used to fill the gaps in language between nations and with settlers for trade, among other functions.

In choosing the word Illahee, we honour the intent of the Chinook Jargon Language to serve as a means of connecting people from diverse backgrounds to each other and to these lands.

Connect with Indigenous Cultures

Find ways to learn about Indigenous communities who have lived in BC for thousands of years.

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