Articles by Ina Timmer

PEXSISEN: The Moon of Opening Hands

Mar 30, 2020 | submitted by Ina Timmer
The W̱SÁNEĆ 13 moon calendar, SḴÁU ȽTE, represents the natural laws of the W̱SÁNEĆ (Saanich) people. This month's moon, PEXSISEN, the moon of opening hands, signifies the renewal of Earth's strength: all of nature is blooming.

The World Is On Hold

Mar 29, 2020 | submitted by Ina Timmer
The world has been brought to its knees. And the view from here is humbling.

Everything Begins with a Vision

Mar 02, 2020 | submitted by Ina Timmer
 

Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2020 | submitted by Ina Timmer
  Happy Valentine's everyone! Here's an every day poem we can all take to heart.  

Instituto Internacional Libertad

Jan 28, 2020 | submitted by Ina Timmer
Twenty plus years ago, Dave and I spent some time living and working in Cabo San Lucas, located at the tip of the Baja peninsula. We made many friends while there, and became especially close with the Aramburo family.

The Heartbeat of a Drum

Jan 10, 2020 | submitted by Ina Timmer
Carl Olsen's drums are highly revered by all who understand and admire traditional Indigenous music and storytelling.

13 Moon Calendar: W̱SÁNEĆ Traditional Culture

Nov 04, 2019 | submitted by Ina Timmer
The W̱SÁNEĆ 13 moon calendar, SḴÁU ȽTE, represents the natural laws of the W̱SÁNEĆ (Saanich) people. The calendar depicts the four seasons, the W̱SÁNEĆ 13 moons and the culturally important plants, food, medicines, animals and marine life and illustrates the flow of activities that occurred when W̱SÁNEĆ people lived a traditional life linked to nature.

The Rights of Nature - Dr. David Boyd

Nov 04, 2019 | submitted by Ina Timmer
Around the world, more and more laws are being passed recognizing that ecosystems — rivers, forests, mountains, and more — have legally enforceable rights. And if nature has rights, then humans have responsibilities.

Saturna Island Marine Research & Education Society

Sep 16, 2019 | submitted by Ina Timmer
Have you heard of Saturna Island? It is one of the prettiest of the Gulf Islands that lie off the coast of British Columbia, and is the south-easternmost island in the Salish Sea within the Canadian border.

Amigos de los Niños

Sep 13, 2019 | submitted by Ina Timmer
Our neighbour John had lived in Cabo for many years and was part of an organization called Amigos de los Niños or “Friends of the Children”. He insisted that I needed to come to a meeting to hear about the social issues facing the local people. And so I did.