FolkWoman.ca is based out of Terrace British Columbia in the north.
The community is situated on the traditional and unceeded lands of the Tsimshian First Nations, of which there are five but the land we are on is traditionally Kitsumkalum and Kitselas Nations territories.
If you want to read more about Amanda's / FolkWoman's views on First Nations Land Claims and UNDRIP, please read Amanda's Medium Article Series about Reconciliation here (Scheduled for July 2021)
It is a powerful series of letters to First Nations, Metis, and Inuit in North America.
Our region is heavily influenced by the cultures of our local First Nations including non-Tsimshian Nations such as the Nisga'a, the Haida, and the Haisla. These strong and proud cultures permeate this place and spirit, perhaps it is their elders keeping watchful eyes on all of us.
Terrace is a rocky flat place where two rivers meet: The Skeena and the Kitsumkalum meet here and continue out to sea together. They are the watersheds of many fish including Salmon and other species that influence the cultures that have lived here for thousands of years. These waterways also feed important bird habitats, wetlands, and rainforests. These places are not just beautiful and aesthetic, they are sacred, old, and immeasurably valuable as the lungs of the earth. The only rainforests to rival the Northwest of Canada is the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil and the Congo River Basin in west Africa.
Artists or writers who would like to submit to FolkWoman Publishing should reside in the following communities/regions:
Haida Territory including the Haida Gwaii
Heiltsuk First Nation Territories
Nuxalk Nation Territories
The Wuikinuxv Nation, also known as the Oweekeno Nation, Territories
The traditional territory of the Takla First Nation
and the Ulkatcho First Nation Territories.
All people, of all nations, of all ancestries are welcome to list themselves on our community pages and/or submit writing or art for consideration. Please follow all Submission Guidelines, found Here.
If you think your community should be on this list, please send me an email at email@example.com.
If you live outside of these regions but you would like to join our Community Pages or Contribute to FolkWoman Publishing, then please also email me or submit anyway. We give due consideration to each submission and query.