Spring in Nuuchahnulth Territories

May 10th, 2020

The salmonberry flower is an indigenous flower of Nuuchahnulth people’s homelands. It is the first bloomer of the spring and always such a delight to see. When you see this flower, you know the hummingbirds are heading north on their journeys, and that they will feast on the sweet …


Canoe Carver Joe Martin

November 5th, 2019

Joe Martin, also known by his traditional name, Tutakwisnapšiƛ, grew up learning to be a canoe carver. Joe is a Nuuchahnulth man who learned to carve from his father, and alongside his brothers. The following describes some of what Joe shared with me about canoe carving and Nuuchahnulth canoes. …


The Honest Work of a Canoe Guide – Thomas Zarelli

April 10th, 2019

No matter how you start your day, we all start by putting our foot through a pant leg one at a time. Not at T’ashii. At T’ashii Paddle School those pant legs change day to day. One day you’ll be putting on regular jeans or shorts because it’s sunny …