stories from the magic canoe of waxaid

Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa’xaid

It is a Thursday night at the Kitimat Valley Institute and there is a long line-up of people waiting to buy a book from the master storyteller, Xenaksiala elder, Cecil Paul. He and Gerald Amos, his shist a bey or navigator at the front of the canoe, have just regaled the crowd for the last hour about their work with the Haisla community to save the Kitlope from the big industrial interests of…