An Ancient Village
The village on the Northwest side of Village Island belongs to the Mamalilikulla First Nation (MFN) people. The actual name of the village is ‘Mimkwa̱mlis, and the name means “village with rocks and island out front”.
Eliot Passage, the marine waterway between Village and Pearl Islands in the Johnstone Strait region of the Central Coast of British Columbia, lay southwest of the opening of Knight Inlet.
At this time, there are no services, or public facilities. The Mamalilikulla Nation is continuing work on their management plan, which includes building associated infrastructure for visitors.
In the meantime, for permission to go ashore, please contact the Band Office at 250 287 2955. Visitors will be required to pay a fee of $20 per person.
Thank You Roland & Barb for sharing your sensitivity, reverence, and connection to the land and her people. Beautiful. Hope you will do more like this.
Hope you are both well. So happy you had this ‘getaway’.
I just watched last night ‘My Octopus Teacher” a similarily touching reminder of what we are missing.
Thank you, Sheri, for for feeling the sacredness of the land and its people and of nature.
I happened to teach in a seminar yesterday about molluscs in homeopathic healing. I gave every participant the homework to watch the movie you mentioned, “My Octopus Teacher”. Native people call the beings of nature First Teachers because they have been here before us and they teach us about living on this planet. And I would love to add: They heal us.
Thank you Roland. This is such a wonderful way to communicate. Your face lights up when you are in nature and you speak of nature from the place of personal wisdom and experience. Thank you!
It is a priviledge to receive “this Ancient Village”; its life then, now and to come… thru you and Barb.
“Its sacredness”…breathing this in, calming waves
The way you speak, the words and tone, transmit the teaching