Work of the Heart

Hear the word “aboriginal” and you’re likely to think of Australia. But the generic term refers to any native people, and that includes the Gitxsan nation, inhabitants of the Pacific Northwest coast of Canada. With territories including the Babine, Bulkley, Kispiox, and Skeena Rivers in British Columbia, covering more than 20,000 square miles of interior land rich in salmon fishing, the Gitxsan people lived peacefully for centuries, preserving their traditional culture.

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