A link to all the posts on this log with the category First Nations
The configuration of the rocks in several stone cairns at Race Rocks are suggestive of First Nations use of this area for Burial Mounds in the period -AD 500.
At Race Rocks we have an old dugout canoe which provides the focus on the way of life experienced by the First Nations people who lived in the Coastal Areas of the Pacific North West.
Coast Salish Council representative on the Race Rocks Advisory Board, Tom Sampson meets the federal and provincial ministers at the official designation of the MPA before singing an opening prayer. He addressed the gathering in the Lecture Theatre at Lester Pearson College, speaking about the importance of the new MPA.
“Recommendations on Race Rocks reserve to be in minister’s hands by month’s end” . by Rachel Goldsworthy in the Goldstream News Gazette, March 15, 2000
The Beecher Bay burning ceremony which gave approval of the ancestors for the MPA process
Link to a site for the KLALLUM language, and a story by the late Thomas Charles of Beecher Bay. The word written in the Klallum language means “fast flowing water”, the area around Race Rocks.
The late Thomas Charles of Beecher Bay First Nations provided this name for us in March of 1999. It was transcribed from the word written out in Klallum by his wife Mrs.Tom Charles . This is a copy of the words she wrote out for us.
Further references on First Nations and Race Rocks:
1. The First Nations of the North West Coast– Coast Salish; Connections to the Environment, Involvement in Conservation.
With a Case Study of, First Nations involvement in the development of a Marine Protected Area off Vancouver Island .