July 5th 2020
We are now doing tours and with advance notice we can plan with you and schedule your tour. Group sizes need to be modified to work within our best practices to curve and prevent the Covid 19 outbreak.
Candace T. Campo and Larry Campo – Aboriginal Eco Tours & Talaysay Tours
New LOCATION: Capilano Salmon Hatchery, 4500 Capilano Park, North Vancouver, BC v&R 4L3
Local Talaysay guide and a trained Indigenous ambassador-educator will introduce the students to the forests, the cultural stories and shared practices of the indigenous ecological and spiritual perspectives that have sustained Coast Salish Indigenous people for generations.
- This program shares indigenous practices of living, via sustainable and selective harvesting
- Local history and ecology of the North Shore, the Capilano River
- Salmon – The Cycle of Life. An emphasis on the salmon as a special resource to the local Indigenous People. Water as Life. Issues and the awareness of a shared responsibility to the protection of water.
- Forest Meditation – The students will be invited to participate in a forest meditation
- The Tree of Life – Cedar, it’s sacred gifts: medicine, technology, shelter, clothing, transportation
- West Coast Temporal Rain Forest – an ultimate community network
- The Land is Us and We are the Land – land management techniques, the social practices. Selective burning, the various forms for practiced agriculture, transplanting, pruning
- Your class will learn about the maple tree, Douglas Fir tree, Red Alder tree, the Western Hemlock, and the many wild berries and plants of this region
- Plants as medicine, frog leaves, plantain, horsetail – the forest is our grocery story and pharmacy
- This program will highlight the significance of wild salmon and how it has supported the material and social development of complex indigenous societies here on the Northwest Coast.