A New Family Member
Smoki Sumac, ʔamaʔkis Ktunaxa (Kimberley, BC)
I adopted a Rez puppy (Kootenay Lou), and we spent the day with my aunty, sibling, niece and nephew harvesting niqamȼu, one of our traditional foods/medicines, the way our ancestors have for centuries, (of course, adapted a little bit for Covid times). I am proud to be Ktunaxa!
Photo taken on long prairie, at Aqam (St. Mary’s Reserve near Cranbrook, BC)