Where Have All the Salmon Gone?

Where Have All the Salmon Gone?

We’ve been hearing about diminishing wild salmon runs for years, but is this just part of a much bigger cycle? Find out how the answer to this question is far more complex than simply drawing a line between A and B.

Finding Gilean Douglas & The Protected Place

Finding Gilean Douglas & The Protected Place

In search of the deep spiritual roots of today’s environmental crisis, Sobhanā ​Dilani Hippola ​traces the footsteps of a pioneer spiritual ecologist, Gilean Douglas, from an old miner’s shack in the Cascade mountains to the majestic land of Channel Rock here on Cortes Island.  Gilean’s life and nature writings offer insight into the importance of dwelling close to wilderness and protecting sacred places. Episode #2: Finding Gilean Douglas & The Protected Place by Sobhanā Dilani Hippola | Deep Roots http://rest.s3for.me/deep-roots/Finding+Gilean+Douglas+%26+The+Protected+Place.mp3 Giliean Douglas Gilean Douglas, Cortes Island’s best known ecological philosopher: “Whatever comes, I shall have had this - I shall have known what it is to work with my hands and brain on my own land and for my own sustenance. I shall have known what it is to work for the community, by labour traded back and forth and by supplying vegetables. I shall have known what it is to live completely alone with nature, for sometimes a whole winter will go by without a single human visitor. That is very good. It means that I can learn to know myself and live with myself, that I can discover the ways of silence and beauty. There are long thoughts then and, I believe, good ones …” Acknowledgements Credits / Special Thanks To: -Jill Milton, Howie Roman, Libba Pinchot, Gifford Pinchot III, Lalita Calabria, Kristen Scholfield-Sweet -Ann Mortifee (annmortifee.com) - reading quotes from ​the writings of Gilean Douglas -Ken Hanuse​ (Klahoose First Nation)​ - reading excerpt of ​Kwelte-sqet legend from​ GIlean Douglas’ book,​ The Protected Place -Music by Cris Derksen (crisderksen.virb.com), Jessita Reyes & Nature Tribe Top photo credit: Gilean Douglas lived close...
Who Speaks for Brother Wolf?

Who Speaks for Brother Wolf?

Western culture paints wolves with a dark brush as evil characters in myths and fairytales, but perhaps that’s because they’re more like us than we care to admit. Natalia Auger Nybida takes a deep look at the essential role wolves play in our ecosystem. Episode #1: Who Speaks For Brother Wolf? Who Speaks For Brother Wold - Deep Roots What would you Say To Brother Wolf? “It is a beautiful little quote written by … Ed Young, in a little book of his. It is actually the dedication of the book. He wrote, “To all the wolves of the world, thank-you for lending your good name as a tangible symbol of our darkness’ And again it echoes what Gary Lopez said, how wolves are there and they bounce back or mirror back the things that we need to deal with … I would say to brother wolf thank-you for the gifts. Thank-you for the gift, by looking at you, of seeing myself and seeing those parts of myself that are dark, that need work, that I might bot be comfortable with and that I can move forward with. An I think that is at the root of our relationship with wolves, is that they challenge us … And so I would say thank-you to the wolf for the gift of introspection they give us as another species that also lives in a very similar familial way.” Acknowledgements Thank you biologists, activists, educators and dancers who shared their time, and wisdom with me. Renee Owens, John Davis, Sabina Mense, Carla Voyageur. Thank you also to Ken Hanuse for sharing his...