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British Columbia, Canada
They have been there since the beginning of time. Perhaps the oldest remaining indigenous culture on the face of the planet, just north of my home by a couple of days. Kingcome, at the end of the Inlet with the same name, is one of the most remote villages in the band and being granted access is a privilege I will soon not forget.
There’s only one way in and only one way out of Kingcome Village, by water – usually in a small boat capable of navigating the shallow river that terminates in the sound. One cannot travel by foot to this locale, it just isn’t possible, making it a natural fortress against would be invaders.
Upon my arrival I was greeted by the tribe elders and we sat in council. You see, not many outsiders are allowed in and fewer are granted access to their sacred Big House.
What we “White Men” are used to seeing on the outside, of which we are in awe mostly, pales by comparison to what is on the inside. It is a true dichotomy, what we see and what they show us. Kingcome has my heart.
See Ya On the Trail!