Elder James Quattell

Elder James Quattell from the Wei Wai Kum First Nation in Campbell River spoke about the need to revive traditional harvesting practices and traditional healing.

“Let’s do it! We can work together. It would be awesome to see more families gathering together around the smokehouse, cutting up all the fish, preparing for another season…too low a percentage of our people are harvesting traditional foods…we had our own medicine, our own way of healing…our people, we can go back to it.” ~ Elder James Quattell