Whale in the Door

A Community Unites to Protect BC's Howe Sound

Month: November 2017


There are only 76 remaining southern resident killer whales in the Salish Sea and the numbers are dropping. The David Suzuki Foundation is building a movement that includes all sectors — and you, if you #JoinThePod. They’re developing initiatives that Salish Sea Orcas need to survive. When you #JoinThePod and follow the foundation @SalishSeaOrcas on Facebook and Instagram, you’ll learn from inspiring humans who know these Orcas best. And they’ll provide opportunities […]

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Whale in the Door Pendant by Xwalacktun

whale in the door pendant

Carved from a piece of yew wood, with a piece of copper for the eye, this is the magnificent pendant Xwalacktun/Rick Harry made for me and I have been thrilled to wear it at all my launches and readings. Xwalacktun is a masterful Squamish Nation Carver. His English name is Rick Harry. I met him many years ago when he unveiled his dramatic sculpture, Spirit of the Mountain at Ambleside […]

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Looking back on launches and readings for Whale in the Door

Chris Corrigan

It’s been quite a month of travelling. Visiting communities on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, the Sunshine Coast, as well as Squamish, North Vancouver, and Vancouver, reading from Whale in the Door, and telling stories about the spectacular fjord known as Howe Sound (Squamish name Atl’kitsem). I met so many wonderful people, renewed old friendships and made new ones. Here are a few photos. Chris Corrigan was the host of […]

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Photos from C3 Expedition

voyageur canoe en route to icebreaker

The day spent on Gambier Island at Camp Fircom was unforgettable. In the morning, we gathered on the island with some of the participants on the C 3 Expedition, sharing our stories about Howe Sound/Atl’kitsem. After lunch we climbed into Voyageur canoes – a real thrill for me as a kayaker. I was re-experiencing the mode of travel of my ancestors. I made sure to get into the same canoe […]

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