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Topic: Chief Pasa’lathl of Wuikinuxv (Rivers Inlet)
Birds, culture, language & people at the 33r Society of Ethnobiology meeting

Birds, culture, language & people at the 33r Society of Ethnobiology meeting

The conference theme, "The Meeting Place" is well represented by the Grouse and the other Atla'gimma spirits who gather in the ceremonial "bighouse" to share in the song of sacred interactions that keep the forest ecosystem alive. Just as each Atla'gimma character has their own dance, every ethnobiologist has their own discipline and interests. But, the synergisms of shared knowledge, like the magic of each Atla'gimma spirit dancing to the same music, is far more powerful than the sum of the parts.