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Hilary Stewart (1924-2014)

Hilary Steward (left) with Joy Inglis.

Hilary Steward (left) with Joy Inglis.

It is with sadness we must note the passing on June 5 of the renowned BC artist and author Hilary Stewart, author of more than ten titles including Cedar: Tree of Life of the North West Coast Indians and the perennial bestseller Looking at Totem Poles. Long a resident of Quadra Island, Stewart was an important authority on Northwest Indian art and culture with numerous titles directly concerned with Aboriginal cultures starting with Artifacts of the Northwest Coast (1973) and Indian Fishing: Early Methods on the Northwest Coast (1977). Cedar (1984), an examination of the various ways Aboriginal cultures utilized cedar, received one of the first four B.C. Book Prizes that were presented in 1985. Stewart’s reiusse of the journal kept by English sailor at Nootka Sound in 1803, John R. Jewitt, Captive of Maquinna (1987), also received a B.C. Book Prize. Other titles Read more

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NATIVE GUIDES GET OUTDOOR EDUCATION AT STRATHCONA LODGE
By Stew Lang, 1983

Natives from many parts of British Columbia are learning some ancestral skills at Strathcona Park Lodge and Outdoor Education Centre.

Instructors at the educational facility on Upper Campbell Lake have trained 60 to 70 natives as professional guides and outfitters since last fall and 10 are currently enrolled in the program.

Tony cooking fish native style

Tony cooking fish native style