Book Salish Elders by Wim Tewinkel
With stunning photographs and the Elders’ stories author Wim Tewinkel records the lives lead by twenty-one elders of the Interior Salish people. They share with the author the highlights of their lives — from being a bomber in World War II to being a great-grandmother and master bead worker. Tewinkel’s photographic portraits capture both the depth of character and compassionate natures of the Elders.
Born in the Netherlands Wim Tewinkel studied forestry in Holland spent three years in Kenya and then immigrated to Canada. As well as a forester he is a notable photographer. He has spent the last twenty years working with the First Nations people of the Lilleoot-Pemberton area of British Columbia. From his friendships with the native elders and his interest in photography came the book Salish Elders.