Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa'xaid  


Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa'xaid
Rocky Mountain Books Incorporated | May 1, 2020 | 224 pages
ISBN: 9781771603379

A remarkable and profound collection of reflections by one of North America's most important Indigenous leaders. My name is Wa'xaid, given to me by my people. 'Wa' is 'the river', 'Xaid' is 'good' - good river. Sometimes the river is not good. I am a Xenaksiala, I am from the Killer Whale Clan. I would like to walk with you in Xenaksiala lands. Where I will take you is the place of my birth. They call it the Kitlope. It is called Xesdu'wäxw (Huschduwaschdu) for 'blue, milky, glacial water'. Our destination is what I would like to talk about, and a boat - I call it my magic canoe.