The Sacred Heart Waters – Limited Edition

Limited Edition Hand-Pulled Woodblock Print

“This past summer I made a journey with my daughter up to the Sacred Headwaters nestled in the Tsilhq’otin mountains. As a community they have come together to engage in a highly effective campaign to maintain the protection of these pristine areas and while we were there they were celebrating their recent game-changing rights and title victory. There are several strong Tsilhq’otin women who came forward as leaders to make this happen.

In my community, we have a ladies’ dance with bird headdresses that demonstrates familial river rights. This connection between women and water intrigues me. The wealth of fresh water in our region is the source of abundance in our territories. Similarly I see the health and well-being of our Indigenous woman as being the source of healing and love in our communities.”

-Marika Swan