The Witsuwit'en are a proud indigenous people who have lived along the length of the Wedzen kwe river in northern British Columbia for at least the past 10,000 years. Determined to wrestle their culture from the oppressive legacy of colonization, the Wit'suwit'en are reclaiming their Yintahs and traditional ways of life to help forge a brighter future together with other First Nations people in Canada.
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Witsuwit'en trapper, fisherman and hunter Myron Wilson catches a Mallard duck in a beaver trap. "Nothing goes to waste in our culture," says Myron."This will be great roasted." Copyright 2019. Mark West Photography. All Rights Reserved.
Witsuwit'en elder Jimmy Thomas decorates his hat with porcupine quills. "I am Witsuwit'en" says Jimmy, "this land is my home. This is where I hunt, fish and trap. This land is who I am" Copyright 2019. Mark West Photography. All Rights Reserved.