Lohikäärme (Lucky Karma)

LOHIKÄÄRME (LUCKY KARMA) ARRIVES IN SOINTULA

It was a blustery day, the last weekend of August 2010, with white caps visible from the dock where community members gathered to bless and welcome the first ever Dragon Boat, to the Sointula fleet.  The next day, when seas calmed, a team of young and old, experienced and inexperienced, lifted their paddles to safely […]

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KALERVO OBERG, A FAMOUS SON OF SOINTULA

August Oberg was an original member of the Kalevan Kansa, a staunch supporter of Matti Kurikka and his utopian vision. As the treasurer and labour organizer for the colony he was a key member of the Board of Directors. Kalervo was born in January, 1901 when the family lived in Nanaimo so would have arrived […]

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Coho Spawning stream

NATURAL HISTORY — SPAWNING COHO

Yesterday, I was with a small group that was fortunate enough to come upon what was probably a female coho ready to spawn in the major creek running into Rough Bay. This creek originates in the interior of the island, crosses Second Street behind Delwin Nelson’s, meanders through Ross and Sheila Michelson’s acreage and then […]

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We acknowledge that the Sointula Museum sits on the traditional, ancestral and unceded Kwakwaka'wakw Territories of the 'Namgis, Mamalilikala and Kwaku'Ł nations

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