Cory Cliffe – new artist in the Museum Shop!

Cory Cliffe had a turning point in his life in 2014 when he participated in Tribal Journeys.  From there he started learning about who he really was, about how he was a Steward of the Land and Sea.  His learning has led him to many new roles in his life, including a harvester for the community of medicinal plants and cedar.  He took an interest in Devil’s Club and its strong cultural value as a plant that wards off bad energies and bad spirits.  Devil’s Club has many medicinal properties, including topical pain relief, and as a healer of skin problems such as eczema and rashes.  It also can reduce the markings from scars and stretch marks.  Cory makes a healing salve from Devil’s Club, which he harvests locally in traditional Liǧʷiɫdax̌ʷ territory and ages for a year.  He also makes necklaces from bone and teeth that he has personally collected on the land.

Cory Cliffe is of Liǧʷiɫdax̌ʷ descent and lives in Campbell River where he works for Greenways Land Trust as an Urban Watershed Restoration Specialist.  His healing salve and necklaces are for sale in the Museum Shop.

Museum at Campbell River respectfully acknowledges the Liǧʷiɫdax̌ʷ First Nation, on whose traditional lands we work to preserve, interpret and share the collective human history of North Vancouver Island. The Liǧʷiɫdax̌ʷ First Nation is comprised of the We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum and Kwiakah First Nations. Our closest neighbors are the Coast Salish Xwemalhkwu, Klahoose and K’ómoks First Nations.

These nations have close connections to the land where Campbell River is located today.

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