First Nations of the Pacific Northwest: Change and Tradition (Book Launch and Tour)

06/10/2009 8:00 pm
06/17/2009 8:00 pm

Dear friends (and friends of friends) -

I am writing to invite you to the launch of my newest book: First Nations of the Pacific Northwest: Change and Tradition.  
Please pass this email on to any of your friends and contact who might be interested in attending (all events are free and open to the public).

I am excited to be a contributor on this most unique and very well produced book (hardcover, 184 pages, and with 100 finely printed colour and archival photographs).  It was put together by the Westfalian Museum for Natural History in Muenster, Germany, as part of an exhibit they did on First Nations cultures of the Pacific Northwest.  I travelled to Germany, along with some of my Nuu-chah-nulth friends (Joe, Mary and Tsimka Martin), for the opening of the exhibit.

This book has not, until now, been available in Canada.  The first section, by Prof. Alfred Hendricks, is about traditional west coast culture and the effects that European contact had on it.  The second section is a series of interviews that I did (along with accompanying portraits) of residential school survivors.  Nothing like this has ever been brought to the public in Canada, and that is why I have worked so hard to import and distribute this book in Canada.  This is something that all Canadians should have access to - and that is why I did that project in the first place.

I hope that you will be able to attend one of my launch events.  This will include a multimedia show (film and photos) about Nuu-chah-nulth traditional culture as well as about some of the issues that affect them today, as well as a talk about the book and readings.  Members of the Martin family will be present at many of the events.  

The tour kicks off in Vancouver:
Wed. June 10th, 8pm, Alma van Dusen Room, Vancouver Public Library
and the following night is in Victoria:
Thurs. June 11th, Nellie McClung branch of the Greater Victorial Public Library
and is then followed June 12th through 17th with events in:
Nanaimo, Duncan, Port Alberni, Tofino and Ucluelet.  Take a look at the full event schedule <> .

For more info:
About the book itself:
About the tour dates and venues:
About the 20+ retailers stocking it:
About me and my other books (one of which is a Canadian best-seller): <>

I hope to see you there - and please pass this email on to anyone else who might be interested in coming.  And feel free to contact me if you'd like any more information.

Thank you,

Jacqueline Windh PhD
PO Box 738
Tofino BC Canada V0R 2Z0
home/office +1-250-725-2484
cell +1-250-726-8946