The Rebirth of Nlaka’pamux Tattooing

These are pictures of me hand tattooing my first Nlaka’pamux hand tattoo on someone other than myself, this is so awesome. The tattoo design was inspired by the pictographs of the Stein Valley which i will be visiting next week and photographing as many pictographs as possible.

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Stein Valley Pictographs

In preparation for my journey up the stein Valley have been reading the book “They Write Their Dreams on the Rock Forever:Rock Writings in the Stein River Valley of British Columbia” By Annie York, Richard Daley and Christ Arnett. It is an amazing read and has helped me to put the Creation stories I have been reading into the context of the land of our territory. here is one excerpt from the book Annie York is speaking:

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