Wade Davis On The Sacred Headwaters by John Zada

Wade Davis On The Sacred Headwaters by John Zada

CANADIAN ANTHROPOLOGIST Wade Davis is considered the most influential Western advocate for the world’s indigenous cultures. A professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and a longtime National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Davis frequently travels among people in remote places, documenting their culture in books, photographs, and films.  .....

JOHN ZADA: What is the Sacred Headwaters?

WADE DAVIS: The Sacred Headwaters is a consequence of a wonder of geography whereby three of the great salmon rivers of British Columbia — the Skeena, the Stikine, and the Nass — are born within remarkably close proximity to each other. Each of those rivers is associated with a traditional First Nation in a very deep way.

There are other places in the world where great rivers find their headwaters somewhat close to one another, but this is just a wonderful moment in geography. There’s a pond in the Headwaters where if a leaf falls into it and the wind blows one way, it winds up in the Stikine River and flows to Wrangle, Alaska. And if the leaf goes the other way, it ends up in the Skeena and arrives at Prince Rupert.  Read More....