Shuswap Band and Parks Canada are excited to share our new video with you! Developed as part of the Kootenay National Park centennial, this two-minute collaboration highlights stunning park landscapes, Secwepemctsin words and the stories and voices of Shuswap Band Elders Laverna and Louie Stevens. We encourage you to view and share widely with your networks.
Shuswap Band Elders on parks, protection and needing to be heard reflects on the profound need for protection while still allowing for traditional activities that show respect and reverence for the land such as sustainable indigenous harvesting practices. We hope this video sheds light on indigenous traditions and invites viewers to see the beauty of the Parks from another perspective.