This extraordinary book not only offers a rare glimpse into the life of a Coast Salish woman and the teachings of the Sliammon people, it also offers a fruitful model for collaborative research and life-history writing.
Elsie Paul, a Sliammon elder, has spent her life and career in service to others. In recognition of a lifetime of effort dedicated to supporting First Nations well-being, she received an honorary doctorate degree from Vancouver Island University in 2010. Paige Raibmon is an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of British Columbia. Harmony Johnson is Elsie Paul's granddaughter. She holds a BA from Simon Fraser University and has served in a number of policy and executive roles in BC First Nations organizations.
Winner of Aboriginal History Book Prize, Canadian Historical Association 2015 (Canada) and Armitage-Jameson Book Prize, Coalition for Western Women's History (Canada). Commended for BCHF Historical Writing Awards, British Columbia Historical Federation 2015 (Canada).