Held By The Land (Preorder!)

Publishing March 7, 2023 by Wellfleet Press
Available for Preoder Now (Bookseller links below)

From the Introduction:

I am an Indigenous ethnobotanist, woman, mother, and entrepreneur. All the work I do in my life has been guided by plants. It has been through rebuilding my cultural relationships with the land, learning about plants, and reconnecting with them, that I have found grounding and strength in my identity. I was compelled to write this book for my children and for my community, and to  share my voice as a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh woman in the spaces of botany, beauty, and self-care. There is very little Indigenous representation in these spaces, and it is my hope that my children, my community, and other Indigenous communities utilize this book as a helpful tool for reconnecting to culturally important plants. For non-Indigenous readers, I hope that this book resonates with your love of plants and the land and supports you in further developing your lived experiences and knowledge of what it means to you to be in respectful relationships with plants.

This book is meant to be an intersection between my lived experience as an Indigenous woman, my training in Western science, and my cultural journey toward identity. Part narrative, part botanical field guide, and part recipe book, it is a guide you can carry in a backpack or harvest basket, place on your kitchen shelf, or keep out on a table for quick reference. I intend this book to be a helpful companion and to support cultivating respectful and reciprocal ways of being in relationship with place and with plants.

Preorder directly from these booksellers:

Little Bookshop (Squamish)

Massy Books (Vancouver)

Iron Dog Books (Vancouver)

Munro's Books (Victoria)

Talisman Books & Gallery (Pender Island)

Chat Noir Books (Temiskaming Shores, ON)

Powell's (Portland)