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Petroglyph National Monument: Petroglyph art at its best

“Each of these rocks is alive, keeper of a message left by the ancestors… There are spirits, guardians; there is medicine…” so reads the inscription of pueblo elder, William F. Weahkee at Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico.  Petroglyph art abounds at Petroglyph National Monument. Walking amongst these ancient lava beds and images you get […]

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The Power of One Individual

The power of one individual cannot ever be discounted! I very much enjoy reading about Aboriginal cultures and traditions. In a wonderful little thrift store in Salmon Arm, I found an old 2004 article in Okanagan Life magazine on how the Osoyoos Band saved its traditional culture and how two Walshes helped this process along. […]

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Pueblo Bonito and Chaco Canyon

The incredibly hot, arid air surrounded the abandoned kivas and structures. There was an eerie silence yet you could almost sense the presence of the ancients. It was a bright, sunny day at Chaco Canyon when my best friend and I decided to hike above the complex. We slid in between a very tight cliff […]

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