All Good Medicine: Kon-a-wai Kloshe La-mes-tin (1993) by Cease Wyss
All Good Medicine: Kon-a-wai Kloshe La-mes-tin (1993) (28:00) (Vancouver, Canada)
by Cease Wyss, BC Native Women’s Society
Two West Coast Women, Cease Nahanee Wyss and Jo Spaxman, discuss a range of North American herbs, and their uses in treating common ailments. Interwoven into this self-help style video is a legend about the creation sacred healing herbs.
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T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss (Skwxwu7mesh/Sto:Lo//Hawaiian/Swiss). My work spans over two and a half decades, working with artists and communities on projects that utilize technology and community engagement as a means of sharing stories. Web-based works like Picto-Prophecy (2012) – with En’owkin Centre’s Ullus Collective – and public art such as Talking Poles (2009) – Surrey Cultural Capital Art Award – & the Stanley Park Environmental Art Project (2009) all take site specific inspirations and the stories of our past that inform us in the present, while looking towards the future and what part we play in the timeline of our ancestry. Culture and spirituality feed my soul and fuel my creativity. Throughout my life I have been training my spirit to reconnect to my ancestors and bring the stories back to my family and community that we lost through colonization and the Residential Schools. Whether I bring communities together through interactivity like geocaching games or building food security programs the art I engage in plays a significant role. Current projects include a collaboration with Hans Winkler about the near death of a small, desecrated island in Hawaii (Kahoolawe Island) and research on dissemination of ethnobotany from the Pacific Northwest Coast, Hawaii, and Switzerland.