Josephine Boxwell Blog

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Adams River Salmon Run

One of the experiences Elena encounters in the novel is a salmon run. Salmon runs would have been important events historically for those First Nation people that relied heavily on fish as a food...

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The Canadian Desert

I chose to set my novel in a landscape that I wasn’t aware existed in Canada before I moved there; the semi-desert region of the Southern Interior of British Columbia that includes the City...

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Cultural Significance of Rivers

Every traditional society has placed a strong cultural value on rivers. These photos, taken in Lillooet and Lytton, BC, demonstrate the cultural value of rivers to the local First Nations peoples in those areas....

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The Ghost Town Ranch

The southern Interior of British Columbia is home to many ranches. Despite the small populations that inhabit nearby towns, those who don’t work on ranches are often disconnected from the┬áchanges happening each season as...