What a spirited pair! Vernon Creek I think I will never see a duck in the same way again. Here’s the happy pair a second later, old style. Quack! Quack! Quack!
34. War by Other Means, Part 1
In my last post https://okanaganokanogan.com/2022/11/22/39-you-say-skaha-i-say-sqexeʔ/, number 33 in this series, I pointe out that even the simple concepts that determine human relationships to land today, things universally dispersed or at least fought […]
Don’t Young People Deserve More Than This?
Fishing on the Q’awsitkw in Okanogan, Washington They sure do,
29. Weaponizing the West: Part 1
Yesterday, I spoke about how the mobility provided by horses allowed the Cayuse to translate their lush grasslands into dominance over the Central Columbia and to exact tribute in the form of […]
20. What is a River?
Wikipedia is basic about this: A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river. In some cases, a river flows into the ground […]
19. All This Land Was Water Once
There is no need to think in straight lines. Lines like that say “this stuff is land”… … and “this other stuff is water.” That is simply a false division. There’s an […]
18. Water, Slavery, War and Peace in the Similkameen
No matter what you’re using it for or who you are, British Columbian law states that any water licensed by the government must be put to “beneficial use.” What does that mean? […]
17. How to Enslave the Land and the Water if You Are British: a Guide for Colonists
This is the fourth in a series of notes on the practice of transferring human slavery to land slavery. This one is a compound method that includes a fair bit of human […]
Floating on the Glacier
This is a climate change story. The glacier that carved the Marble Mountains out of limestone melted 10,000 years ago. And it is still here.
Garter Snake Takes a Shortcut
Why go around? The water’s fine. Indeed.