limina gathering

the place

Limina Gathering is being held on Cortes Island, British Columbia.  

Cortes is part of the Discovery Islands group in the Salish Sea.  To the east is Desolation Sound; to the south is the Comox Valley; to the west is Quadra Island, and to the north is the Broughton Archipelago.

Cortes Island has a seasonally fluctuating population of 800-1,000 people and is home to vibrant coastal ecosystems, old-growth forests, marine life, Blacktail deer, and several wolf packs.

Cortes is part of shared territory of three Coast Salish bands: the Klahoose, Homalco, and Tla’amin Nations.

Klahoose band, whose territory expands north and eastward up to Toba Inlet, has a primary town site on Cortes in Squirrel Cove, and people live throughout the territory and the Pacific Northwest.

Tla’amin’s main population is on the Sunshine Coast to the southeast of Cortes, and a wildlands shoreline reservation on Cortes’ southern tip is tended by them.

Homalco nation lives primarily in Bute Inlet, at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast, and their territory extends northwards from there to Phillips Arm deep in the mainland north of the Broughton.

We are gratefully gathered on these nations’ territory as visitors.

first nations territory