Monthly archive for ‘ September, 2011 ’


29th September 2011 | 0 Comments

I am in a process of recovery, not only of the cultural practice of tattooing of my ancestors, but also recovering myself. What am I recovering from? I am in the process of recover from the diseases of colonization, from the effects of genocide on family and nation. The process of colonization started when the […]

Cultural Capital

21st September 2011 | 0 Comments

I started my journey into Nlaka’pamux tattooing when I found a little publication in a tattoo shop waiting area around 2006. It blew my mind to think that my ancestors had practiced tattooing, something that was dear to me at that time and even more dear to me now that I am completing my tattoo […]


9th September 2011 | 0 Comments

I amĀ first and foremost Nlaka’pamux (Thompson), who is beginning his journey into recovering his culture and Nlaka’pamux identity. I also walk in the world of academia, as I am just finishing up my Undergraduate work in Indigenous studies, this blog and website has come about due to these studies and my aforementioned journey. Another world […]

Hello world!

9th September 2011 | 0 Comments

This is the beginning of a journey A journey into the soul of a urban Nlaka’pamux man The final destination is undetermined and unimportant For the journey is the goal Welcome