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Recalma Clutesi feels the loss of these ancient traditions is one of the roots of the current strife.
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Recalma Clutesi, or Oqwi'low'gwa which means generous in her Kwakwqka'wakw nation, studied filmmaking at BCIT in the 1970s and her work led to interesting experiences like associate producing the opening ceremonies for the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria.
But she has spent much of the past 20 years on her real passion documenting traditional ecological knowledge (TEK), which earned her the prestigious international 2010 Eco Trust Indigenous Leadership Award.
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Dick was hidden from residential schools and trained in their traditions from the age of four and though he is illiterate, the pair have worked on dozens of high level academic papers documenting these traditions.
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"None of this means anything the political posturing and work means nothing if they forget the basic foundations of who we are."
east leading to more discussion about First Nation's issues and hopefully traditions and culture.
Qualicum Bay's Kim Recalma Clutesi is watching the Idel No More protests closely.
Those traditions could helpra lot in modern times, she said, explaining how traditional hunting and gathering is not only much healthier, but brings families together and reconnects them with the land.
She sat at tables with Prime Minister Paul Martin during extensive work on the Kelowna Accord between First Nations and the government and has lectured at universities.
Asked if she is optimistic she said, "I have to be, I can't afford not to be. The people you can count on one hand who have this knowledge are counting on a small group of us to accurately remember these things."
"Little of our culture is known even to our people today hence Idle No More. You don't remove children from their families for generations carried on with different welfare programs, more than half the Ministry of Child and Family Services children are Aboriginal without loosing that connection."
"We have yet to find a professor that he doesn't match knowledge with in the natural world and the scientific world geomorphologists, ethnobiologist, botanist, marine biologists, GPs."