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How Will You Celebrate Canada 150?

When deciding how you will be celebrating Canada 150, please consider how these 150 years have impacted indigenous people. Since 1867, indigenous people have gone through hardships that have led to dispossession of lands and waters, a disconnection from culture, a reduced sense of identify, and a loss of lives. …

Cetacean Connections 🐋

June brings with it warmth, weekend getaways, and most importantly (to us anyways), whales!! We have been out scouting the waters and have been greeted by many of our fluke-tailed friends, including humpback whales, minke whales, and other cetaceans including killer whales, white-sided dolphins and porpoises.  Our connection to cetaceans…

Sea Wolf Experiences

Please see our experiences by viewing our promotional video. You will find a nice blend of First Nations culture and wildlife viewing. We thrive on giving our guests the best possible experiences of a life time. Reconnection to wilderness is at the heart of Sea Wolf and we invite you…

People of the Wild: Mike Willie

“People of the Wild” is a blog series from Destination BC that profiles residents of British Columbia who have one thing in common: their love for exploring the BC wild. This week they’re featuring Mike Willie, a member of the Musgamakw Dzawada’enuxw First Nation who resides in Kingcome Inlet, in the Great Bear Rainforest.

An Inevitable Alliance

Indigenous peoples are bound to the land; a connection created when our ancestors first walked the earth has been passed down from generation to generation. The desire to protect Mother Earth is innate within many indigenous peoples- including the Kwakwaka’wakw.

Residential School

Can you imagine authorities demanding that you allow your children to be taken away to residential school or risk being put in jail? For over one hundred years, Aboriginal children across Canada were taken from their families and sent to residential schools to promote their assimilation into Canadian society and…

Reconciling Both Worlds

“In order to move forward we must reconcile both worlds”,  my late uncle would say. As head of our family, he received a big hereditary chief’s name and position amongst the Musg̱a̱makw Dzawada̱’enux̱w. The big name was Yaḵała̱nlis. Ernest Willie was brought up in the days when the Potlatching, in…

Passing On Our Teachings

Following in our forefathers’ footsteps is a path many of us take in our lives. Looking back into the past to pave the way for our future is one of the best principles our old people had. How can one move forward without roots? This is why K’odi and I…

Ethnobotany Field Trip

We loved hosting University of Victoria’s Indigenous Language Revitalization students as part of their ethnobotany course! Our goal was to provide an informative day of on-site learning about the carefully tended groves of Culturally Modified Trees (CMTs) on Yukusam. Yukusam is situated in the Johnstone Strait at the south-west gateway…

Cultural Performance at Sea Wolf Adventures

What an Amazing Day!

Our Grand Opening was a great success at Telegraph Cove! It was spectacular to be able to share our dances on the historical boardwalk and bringing two cultures together was enjoyed by everyone. Sea Wolf Adventures really felt a warm welcome by owner Gordie Graham. Howard Pattinson, owner of Tide…