Travelling to the Edge of the World
Kathleen Jones travelled to the islands of Haida Gwaii off the northernmost coastline of British Columbia, to visit a nation who have lived in harmony with their environment for more than ten thousand years.
They have a saying, ‘Everything is Connected’, and their philosophy, Yah’ Guudang, is about ‘respect and responsibility, about knowing our place in the web of life, and how the fate of our culture runs parallel with the fate of the ocean, sky and forest people’. But there is a darker side to Haida history – the story of how the British Colonial administration reduced the population from more than twenty thousand to just over five hundred by a policy that has been identified as ‘cultural genocide’.
The Book Mill
Paperback; 216 x 140mm
Some colour photographs