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Amtrak, USA.

Riding the Starlight Coast from San Fran to Santa Barbara. Last stop along this journey…

Amtrak, USA.

Riding the Starlight Coast from San Fran to Santa Barbara. Last stop along this journey…

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Amtrak, USA.

Riding the Starlight Coast from San Fran to Santa Barbara.

train CA
San Francisco, California.

Blue bottle coffee. If you know…then, ya’know…

San Francisco, California.

Blue bottle coffee. If you know…then, ya’know…

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San Francisco, California.

FO-love FO-ever…! One of my first friends on the East Coast way back when…

San Francisco, California.

FO-love FO-ever…! One of my first friends on the East Coast way back when…

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Napa, California. 

My lovely friend, Elle, hosted a potluck for me when we arrived! Here she is photographed saying something very intelligent and witty.

Napa, California.

My lovely friend, Elle, hosted a potluck for me when we arrived! Here she is photographed saying something very intelligent and witty.

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Glacier National Park: Bittersweet Meanings"There is more than what you see here." - Tony Incashola, Pend d’OreilleKootenai:In Glacier national park, our elders are appreciative of a national desire to preserve the area in its pristine condition.We are thankful for the preservation of an area that has 500-year-old cedar trees who listened to our ancestors sing and dance long before the Kootenai were aware of Europeans. Yet, we are also aware that this place has not been preserved because of its significance to us. It is preserved because of the many visitors that come to the area.Blackfeet:The Blackfeet recognize the various ways in which people with different cultures, practices, and beliefs assign significance to the sane piece of land.The landscape of Glacier is the source of our oldest and most venerated ceremony, the Beaver Bundle. The inception of the national park concept preserved the landscape, but excluded Blackfeet cultural and spiritual practices. The Blackfeet still retain hope to use the park area, maybe through future cooperative agreements.Salish and Pend d’Oreille:When natural areas start to disappear, cultures will disappear. National parks provide a means for keeping culture alive; they have become sacred places and sanctuaries.We often conduct field trips with elders to record their knowledge of the land, traditional place names and of tribal history. For elders, these trips are often both joyful and sad. These trips record the tribal relationship with these places in Salish and Pend d’Oreille culture, but also their loss.
Glacier National Park Visitor’s Center.

Glacier National Park: Bittersweet Meanings

"There is more than what you see here." - Tony Incashola, Pend d’Oreille

Kootenai:
In Glacier national park, our elders are appreciative of a national desire to preserve the area in its pristine condition.

We are thankful for the preservation of an area that has 500-year-old cedar trees who listened to our ancestors sing and dance long before the Kootenai were aware of Europeans. Yet, we are also aware that this place has not been preserved because of its significance to us. It is preserved because of the many visitors that come to the area.

Blackfeet:
The Blackfeet recognize the various ways in which people with different cultures, practices, and beliefs assign significance to the sane piece of land.

The landscape of Glacier is the source of our oldest and most venerated ceremony, the Beaver Bundle. The inception of the national park concept preserved the landscape, but excluded Blackfeet cultural and spiritual practices. The Blackfeet still retain hope to use the park area, maybe through future cooperative agreements.

Salish and Pend d’Oreille:
When natural areas start to disappear, cultures will disappear. National parks provide a means for keeping culture alive; they have become sacred places and sanctuaries.

We often conduct field trips with elders to record their knowledge of the land, traditional place names and of tribal history. For elders, these trips are often both joyful and sad. These trips record the tribal relationship with these places in Salish and Pend d’Oreille culture, but also their loss.

Glacier National Park Visitor’s Center.

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